- 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.