kavuni rice

Red Kavuni Rice

Red Kavuni rice is a rare rice variety, which is good for health. Red rice has pretty similar calorie content as compare to other rices. Red rice is available specifically to Himalayan Mountains, Southern Tibet, Bhutan, as well as southern India .

List of the Types of Red Rice

check out this amazing list of types of red kavuni rice

  • rakthashali
  • thai red cargo rice
  • Bhutanese red rice
  • camargue red rice

Varieties of red rice include 

1.Rakthashali – It is an unusual rice variety .

2.Thai Red Cargo Rice – It is a non- glutinous and a long grain rice – variety.

3.Bhutanese red rice – Medium- grain rice grown in eastern Himalayas.

4.Camargue red rice – It is a new variety i.e grown in the wetlands of the Camargue region of southern France.

Nutritional Value

As other rices, it takes roughly 1/3 cup of uncooked red rice to make a 1- cup serving.

Health benefits

1.Contains antioxidants to restrain free radicals – Red rice is a great source of iron and magnesium. Magnesium gives energy to body and it safeguard the body from free – radicals also. Also Red rice is full of zinc, that can help in healing wounds and maintains the body’s defense mechanism.

2.Containing Vitamin B6 – Consumption of red rice only one time, can meet 23% of vitamin B6. This vitamin helps to maintain the balance of red blood cells & helps in  the creation of DNA cells .

3.It helps in fighting asthma – Consumption of red rice in regular basis can avoid the issue of asthma. If you are suffering from asthma, consult to your doctor about including red rice in diet.

How to include it in your diet


Red rice is a long grain which lends itself perfectly to this style of cooking. Red Rice has complex floral aromas, delicious earthy taste, soft texture and shows a beautiful rustic red in colour. One can cook it the same way as other rice are cooked and mix it through salads, through muesli, smoothies, or can also serve it with curries. It goes particularly well with white meats.


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