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How to make red yeast rice


Making red yeast rice involves a traditional fermentation process that has been used in China for centuries. Here's an overview of the steps involved in making red yeast rice:


How to make red yeast rice


1. Cooking the Rice:


Choose high-quality non-GMO rice.Steam the rice until it is fully cooked. It's essential to ensure that the rice is cooked evenly.


2. Inoculation:


Choose excellent strains.Attach the strains to the steamed rice.After inoculation, it should be thoroughly shaken to evenly divide the strains.The amount of strains used can vary depending on the quantity of rice and the desired fermentation time.




The fermentation process needs to control temperature, fermentation time can vary based on the desired content of the Monacolin K.  During the fermentation process, the rice will turn reddish-purple due to the growth of the Monascus purpureus.


4. Sterilization and Drying:


Once the fermentation is complete, sterilize and dry the red yeast rice. Once dried, store the red yeast rice in a dry place under room temperature, keep away from strong light and heat.


Making red yeast rice is a delicate and complicated process,  it's important to control the process strictly to guarantee the quality and safety of the red yeast rice. If you choose to use red yeast rice or any other dietary supplement, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure it is safe and suitable for your specific health needs.