What is Rubí red rice good?

Like integral rice, red rice is consumed without polishing and with its peel.

It has this color thanks to anthocyanins, pigments with powerful antioxidant properties. They also color the berries, flower petals and fruits.

What is red rice?

Formerly, red rice was cultivated exclusively in Asian countries. In the twentieth century, with the flowering of genetic improvement, it became possible in Russia and European countries. Today several varieties of the grain are known:

Red rice exceeds white in many aspects:

  • It has fewer calories;
  • It contains less starch;
  • Keep the nutrients.

The only inconvenience is cooking time. Red rice is cooked for 40-50 minutes.

Chemical composition of the product

Ruby rice, whose benefits and losses are incomparable, has a rich composition:

  • Group B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6;
  • Calcium;
  • Potassium;
  • Magnesium;
  • Iron;
  • Match;
  • Cellulose.

Nutritional value of the “Ruby” rice per 100 g of dry weight:

  • Proteins: 7. 7 g.
  • Fats: 2 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 69 г.
  • Fiber: 9 g.
  • Caloric value: 340 kcal.

Nutritional value per 100 g of boiled product:

  • Proteins: 3. 2 g.
  • Fats: 1. 2 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 32 г.
  • Fiber: 4 g.
  • Caloric content: 148. 5 kcal.

Ruby rice properties


“Ruby” is recommended to include in a healthy diet. What is the usefulness of “ruby” red rice:

  1. Normalize blood sugar levels.
  2. It contains a lot of fiber.
  3. Reduces cholesterol levels.
  4. It does not contain gluten.
  5. It stimulates serotonin production (“happiness hormone”).
  6. Improves the cardiovascular system.
  7. Increase hemoglobin.
  8. Improves the operation of the reproductive system.

The regular use of “Rubí” – a good cancer prevention. In particular – Breast colon and cancer. Minerals and antioxidants in the composition neutralizes the free radicals that damage the cells.

Magnesium and vitamin B6 regulate the nervous system: they reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality.

Red rice is indicated for diabetics: it normalizes sugar levels, eliminates harmful cholesterol and reinforces the fragile blood vessels. In case of cardiovascular problems, the consumption of red rice prevents the formation of clots and normalizes blood pressure.

Healthy weight loss is a complex of several processes:

  • Fat burning.
  • Restoration of healthy body microflora.
  • Normalization of water-ex-equilibrium.
  • Toxin cleaning.
  • Replacement of vitamins and other useful substances.

All this contributes to the “Rubí” rice. It fulfills functions:

  • Extract excess liquid from the body
  • Thanks to the fiber, it keeps you satiated for a longer time.
  • During the diet, it helps to replace the needs of vitamins, macro and micronutrients.
  • Clean the intestines and normalize the entire gastrointestinal tract.

Ruby rice, whose benefits and losses for weight loss have been studied by nutritionists, is suitable for a healthy diet. It is superior to classic white rice in all criteria and can be used as low garrison in vegetable or meat calories.

Damages and contraindications

“Ruby” is not harmful to health if consumed in moderation. As with other products based on carbohydrates, it is necessary to monitor the amount of rice ingested. Its excessive intake causes weight gain.

For the rest, it is a sure product that can be consumed in case of disease, as well as in pregnant children and women.

How to choose a good rice

Ruby rice is falsified less frequently than integral rice because the cost of its cultivation is low. It is easy to detect a falsification: it is about white rice dyed with dyes. Even when it is dry, it may notice that the grain leaves a red residue in the hands or utensils. After boiling it, there will be a layer of colored dust at the bottom of the pot.

Special Uses of Red Rice

In kitchen (also as a slimming food)

Red rice has a slightly salty flavor. More pronounced than that of common white rice. How to cook it so that you do not lose your healthy properties to cook:

  1. Rinse the grains under cold water.
  2. Boil the water separately. Proportion: 1: 2. For example, for a cup of rice add two cups of water. If necessary, you can add 100-150 ml more liquid.
  3. Pour a uniform layer of rice in a saucepan and pour boiling water on top.
  4. Cook over low heat for 40-50 minutes.
  5. At the end of cooking, water should have evaporated. Let the pot content of the pot for 5 minutes before serving.

As a general rule, butter or oil is not added to the red rice, since the grains are soft and tender.

To be beneficial for the body, no more than 3-4 rations of red rice should be consumed a week. A ration must be about 70 g of boiled rice. Dietitians recommend combining cereals with vegetables, lean meat and mushrooms.

Red Rice to the Mexican

Specked dish similar to risotto.

  • Rice – 200 gr.
  • Onion – 1 tablespoon.
  • Garlic – 2 teeth.
  • Jalapeño pepper – 1 spice.
  • Tomato paste – 150 ml.
  • Chicken broth – 1 cup (200 ml).
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons.
  • Comino, Zira – 0. 5 teaspoon.
  • Salt – 0. 5 teaspoon.
  • Fresh herbs – To taste.
  1. Chop and fry the onion and garlic in 0. 5 teaspoons of oil.
  2. Add the remaining oil and rice. Sailing over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the hot chicken broth, add the tomato paste and spices. The liquid must cover the rice between 1 and 2 cm.
  4. Take the liquid to boiling, cover and cook over medium heat for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Add the jalapeño rings five minutes before the end of cooking.
  6. Season with salt at the end. Let cook over low heat for 5 minutes before serving.

Red rice in steamed pineapple syrup

An original dish that prepares in half an hour. Ingredients:

  • “Rubí” – 200 gr.
  • Nuts – 50 gr.
  • Fresh strawberries – 150 gr.
  • Sugar – 4 tablespoons.
  • Canned pineapple – 600 gr.

Soak the rice for 1. 5-2 hours. Then put the grains in a uniform layer in the multicooker bowl, adds the pineapple syrup of a can. Cook for half an hour in “rice” mode. Meanwhile, it ties nuts in a pan without oil. Then prepare the sauce cooking the strawberries with the sugar slowly. Mix the cooked rice with the pineapple cut into slices, pour the syrup above and sprinkle the nuts.

Ruby rice with pork and green peas

A blunt dish made with eas y-t o-get ingredients. To prepare it you will need

  • “Rubí” – 200 gr.
  • Pork – 350 gr.
  • Green peas (fresh or frozen) – 150 gr.
  • Fresh grated ginger – teaspoon.
  • Garlic – 2 teeth.
  • Tomato sauce – 3 teaspoons.
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salt – 0. 5 teaspoon.
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil.

Boil rice according to a classic recipe. Cut pork, vegetables and ginger into dice. Save the meat with the oil over high heat for 5 minutes. Next, add the chopped vegetables, the peas, the ginger, the sauces, the salt and stew for two minutes. Mix with the rice and sprinkle with herbs if desired.

Ruby rice with Coupatas and Radicchio

Chicory is a variety of achicoria. It is a bitter salad in the form of a small leaf cauliflower.

  • Rubí rice – 500 gr.
  • Pork chops – a piece.
  • Chicory salad (can be replaced by arugula) – 1 piece.
  • Garlic – 1 tooth.
  • Onion – 1 tablespoon.
  • Dry red wine – 100 ml.
  • Chicken broth – 300 ml.
  • Olive oil – 3 tablespoons.
  • Butter – 1 teaspoon.

Recipe for sausages and “dressing”:

  1. Sauté the onion and garlic finely chopped in a mixture of butter and olive oil over low heat.
  2. Remove the zucchini from their guts, cut the minced meat into pieces the size of a bite and fry along with the onion and garlic.
  3. Cut the lettuce into fine slices, add to the pan and fry for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add dry rice, remove and leave over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the wine and leave over medium heat until it evaporates.
  6. Pour the broth. The liquid must cover the plate completely.
  7. Cook until the rice is well cooked, covered.

Decorate with chopped herbs if you wish.

For therapeutic reasons

To clean the cholesterol body, toxins and waste

“The ruby is a natural absorbent. Thanks to the fiber, it cleans the intestinal walls and also extracts the harmful substances accumulated in the digestive organs. Purifying recipe:

  1. Soak the grains (1 cup) in boiled water and put in the refrigerator.
  2. Drain a day.
  3. Swollen rice should be consumed on an empty stomach, instead of the first meal.
  4. You must chew 1 tablespoon of rice and swallow it without drinking.
  5. Do not eat or drink for two hours.
  6. Rinse the remaining rice with drinking water, soak it and save it in the fridge.
  7. In a few days consume the remaining grains, repeating point 6.

To improve the microflora of the large intestine

Prebiotic porridge made with “Ruby” and milk can help improve intestinal health. In combination with dairy enzymes, cereal favors the growth of beneficial microflora. GACHAS recipe:

  • Soak a cup of rice in cold drinking water.
  • Drain it after one hour and pour a liter of boiling milk on the grains.
  • Take the mixture to boiling in the pot, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for an hour under a lid.
  • The result will be bulky and cooked porridge, similar to the classic rice porridge.
  • The dish can be consumed with a teaspoon of honey.

Red rice broth to treat infectious diseases

It is antiseptic and stops infections. Decoction normalizes body temperature, eliminates toxins and improves general wel l-being. Recipe:

  1. Wash a glass of grains (150-200 g) and soak in 1. 5 liters of water.
  2. After half an hour, put the mixture to boil over low heat.
  3. After an hour and a half, he retires from the heat and sneaks.
  4. The decoction is taken 50 ml, 4 times a day, half an hour before a meal.
  5. Save the remedy in the refrigerator, in a lid container.

Red rice infusion of osteochondrosis and rheumatism

Relieve symptoms with a simple recipe:

  1. Pour 60 g of dry rice (4 tablespoons) in a jug, add five pieces of dark sultane raisins and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Pour a liter of cold drinking water and remove.
  2. Let ferment the mixture in a dark and warm place for 4 days.

The resulting infusion takes 150 ml before bedtime. Keep in the refrigerator no more than a week.

In homemade cosmetology

The high content of grain vitamins and minerals makes it appropriate for the beauty of the skin. Red rice masks can be applied at home. They require rice grain flour, easy to prepare in a coffee grinder or a powerful blender.

Fatty skin mask

This remedy will help absorb excess fat and kill the skin. Recipe:

Mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 1 teaspoon of natural Greek yogurt. Yogurt can be replaced by kefir or matoni yogurt. Apply to the clean face for 10 minutes and clarify with warm water.

Dry skin mask

This mask has a nutritious and moisturizing effect:

Mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 1 teaspoon of cosmetic oil (almonds, peach or avocado). Apply the mixture on clean skin for 10-15 minutes, then clarify without a cleaner.

Ruby red rice is the best alternative to usual white rice. Keep all nutrients, is low in calories and is rarely boiled during cooking.

Add a comment