Gone are those days when we only used to look up to brown rice as healthy alternative to rice. Here we have another variety that will add taste and colour to your diet chart during the weight loss days - make way for Red Rice! Red Rice is a special variety of rice that gets its colour red from its anthocyanins content. Anthocyanins are coloured water-soluble pigments, which are responsible for the colours - red, purple and blue in fruits, grains and vegetables. This rice is unhulled or partially hulled, and has a red husk, unlike the more common brown rice. Nutty in flavour, red rice has high nutritional values, compared to the polished rice varieties.