How Should Red Yeast Rice Be Prepared?


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To prepare red yeast rice, rinse 1 cup of rice, and then boil it in 2 cups of water for about 25 minutes. You can cook and eat red yeast rice in the same fashion as white rice.

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How Should Red Yeast Rice Be Prepared?
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Red yeast rice is rice that has been fermented with the yeast Monascus purpureus. It is used widely in Asian cooking as a coloring agent and flavor enhancer.

You can make a simple lentil soup to accompany boiled red yeast rice by boiling together 1 cup of soaked lentils, 2 stalks of chopped celery, 1 small chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and 2 cubes of beef bouillon in 4 cups of water. Simmer the lentils and vegetables for about 30 minutes, and puree them in a blender. Serve them over boiled rice, and garnish them with parsley.

To make a simple soup recipe with meat and red yeast rice, blanch about 1/2 pound of bony meat, such as pork ribs, for five minutes. Drain and rinse the meat. Wash and soak 1 teaspoon of red yeast rice, drain it, and wash it again. Place the washed meat and red yeast rice in a pot with 2 quarts of water, 8 red dates and 2 slices of fresh ginger. Boil the meat and rice together for one hour over low heat.

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