• English: Red cargo rice
  • Mandarin Chinese: 红糙米

The white rice that most people know are “dead rice”, meaning that the outermost layers have been removed and what is left is the core of the seeds. Brown rice are “living rice”, i.e. when soaked in water for a week, they will sprout. Red cargo rice, or red rice, is the version between brown and white rice. It is fibrous and has a nutty taste, and is very healthy with lots of vitamin B. However, it is difficult to make it taste good.