Red rice -also known as wild rice since it is not cultivated but grows spontaneously in marshlands- is a wholemeal rice produced in limited quantity. Its grains are rich in fibres, extremely nourishing, medium-long and of an unmistakable red colour. The centre is white.
It needs long cooking times but remains crispy with a special taste and texture that render it tasty even when simply boiled and seasoned with olive oil.
It blends well with savoury food and fish. And it is perfect also for salads.