ang-kak, also known as red rice, is is a bright reddish purple fermented rice, which acquires its colour from being cultivated with the mold Monascus purpureus . I've actually only tried this once, but have found it hard to find ever since. if your on a budget, or just feeling a tad bit creative, you can make red rice at home. The good thing about this red rice is that its easy to introduce to the family, because its not something completely new. Plus, its super cheap! You will need:
2 cups of rice
4 cups of water
8 drops of food coloring(red)
1 drop of food coloring(blue)
Step 1: Step 1
measure out your rice and water. the general rule is 2 cups of water to every 1 cup of rice. since im useing two cups of rice, I'll use four cups of water
Step 2: Step 2
put your water in the pot, along with a dash of the seasonings and all the food coloring. you want a purpleish color to the water, but it should still be pretty red. boil the water until it begins to boil, then add your rice, and turn your flame down to a low heat.
this is what you water should look like
Step 4: Step 3
when your rice is finished, fluff and let stand for a few before serving. Enjoy!