Red yeast rice is a brick-red powder food with medicinal properties and a long history. It is made by fermenting cooked white rice with a species of mold from the Monascus family, then drying the product and grinding it into a fine powder.
Red yeast rice has been a staple of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a food source for over a thousands years. In addition to the vibrant color and rich flavour, Monascus adds many beneficial molecules to the rice.