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Bhutanese Red Chestnut Rice
  • Bhutanese Red Rice is grown in Bhutan in the Himalayas
  • Availability: year-round
  • Appearance: red color is from tannin pigments
  • Flavor: like rice
  • Trivia: staple food of people living in Bhutan

6 fresh chestnuts
1 cup of red rice
1 tablespoon of butter


Carefully cut an X in each chestnut with a knife. Microwave all 6 chestnuts for about 35 seconds. Let cool for at least 5 minutes and peel off the shells.

Bring 1 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Add the rice, chestnuts, butter and salt. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on the lowest heat for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit covered for another 5 minutes.

Gently fluff before serving which will break up chestnuts a little.

Serves 2.

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