Rice is a staple food in Thailand. For Thais, a meal always has rice to go along with different side dishes. Jasmine rice (Hom Mali), an aromatic long grain white rice, is a common type. Like other rice in the white rice category, the rice has been processed to remove outer husk, bran and germ. As a result, a loss of nutrients occurs during processing. Lucky for us, there are other kinds of rice that are healthier alternatives. Brown rice is a common popular one for health-conscious people. Another type I want to share with you is Red rice.
Growing up we always had Red rice on the table, and I learned to like it. It's kind of a challenge to immediately switch to Red rice, if you are a fan of White