Raktha Shaili Red Rice

by Bewild Produce

Healthy Blood, Happy Body - Raktha Shaili Red Rice Recipe

With its rich, earthy aroma and nourishing properties, the rare, nearly lost Raktha Shaili rice effortlessly blends tradition with modern flair. Whether it's hearty meals or adding depth to desserts, this rice can enhance any culinary creation. So, whether you're in the mood for cozy comfort food or ready to embark on a culinary journey, why settle for your regular rice?


  • Bewild Raktha Shaili red rice -1 cup
  • Water (hot) - 4 cups
  • Salt to taste (optional)

Cooking Time

  • 30-40 min 

Method: Traditional open vessel

  • Wash Raktha Shaili Red Rice 2-3 times with regular water.
  • Soak washed rice in hot water overnight or at least 6-8 hours in a 1:4 rice-to-water ratio. 
  • In the morning, strain the rice-soaked water and additionally add 2 cups of water (total 6 cups & 1:6 rice-to-water ratio for cooking). Bring it to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, add the soaked Raktha Shaili rice to it. 
  • Check the rice texture after 20 minutes of cooking. The rice takes 30-40 minutes to cook completely.
  • Once cooked, turn off the flame and strain the excess water.
  • Let it rest for 5 minutes and serve with your favourite curries, chutneys or dals.

Health Benefits

Raktha Shaili Red Rice, as the name suggests, is full of iron and antioxidants that help your blood stay strong and keep anaemia and diabetes at bay. Plus, it has Vitamin E and anti-inflammatory properties to maintain your overall well-being. An excellent choice for keeping your weight in check, improving digestion, and keeping your nerves happy, add Raktha Shaili Red Rice to your meals for a health boost!