Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bhutanese Red Rice Pilaf with Kewa Datshi.....a Nice Combination....Recipe for Espe Saavedra Contest

We tried this recipe few years ago......and literally....We felt in love with it!!

When we knew that Espe was organizing a contest with rice, we knew that we wanted to make this recipe. Not many people know Bhutanese red rice, and we thought it was a good occasion to make it.

This is our contribution to the Concurso El Arroz from the fantastic blog of  Espe. Thanks Espe !

Bhutanese Red Rice grows in the Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayas, and it is a staple food in that Kingdom.

We tried this rice with a dish called Kewa Datshi.....that in simple words is Potatoes with Cheese and Chillies

Bhutanese Red Rice Pilaf (adapted from lotusfoods)

1 cup Bhutanese Red Rice (rinse it first)
3 tablespoons butter
7 spring onions (diced)
1 cup of baby carrots (cut in pieces)
2 1/2 cups of vegetables stock
2 bay leafs

In a pan, put the butter at low heat. Add the spring onions, carrots, and bay leaf. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Add the Bhutanese Red Rice, vegetable stock, and salt. Let it cook for 40 minutes at low heat. If is not properly cooked, then let it cook for 5 or 10 more minutes. Add more vegetable stock if needed.

Kewa Datshi (recipe adapted from asiarecipe)

5 Potatoes
1 cup of cheese (I use a mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheese)
1/2 red onion (chopped) 
2 tablespoon of oil
Chilli powder (depending on your taste)
1 cup of water

Cut potatoes in small to medium cubes. In a pan, put the oil and add the potatoes. Let them cook for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of water, and let it simmer until the potatoes are "al dente" (not fully cooked). Add the onions, the chilli powder, and stir it. Add the cheese, and mix it well. Turn off the stove, and let it rest for 5 minutes, or until the cheese has all melted. Served with the Bhutanese Red Rice Pilaf.....ENJOY!!


  1. Que interesante receta, el color es espectacular y el sabor debe serlo también, me encantaria probar este arroz rojo, lo voy a buscar por aqui.
    Un beso enorme y feliz semana

  2. Me encanta este arroz ..ya te lo dije en el mensaje que te escribi ayer que no salio ...que cosas mas interesantes nos pones MARCELA gusta ,,besos marimi

  3. I love it when you do marvelous things with rice. This rice combination sound so exotic and irresistible. Absolutely delicious I imagine! Love the shape and color of this dish, a sure winner I have to say! Un abrazo!!!

  4. Hola Marcela! Hacía tiempo que no me pasaba. Qué bonita espiral!! y suerte en el concurso. Muakkkk