If you are looking for an alternative to your usual brown rice, consider trying red rice. This russet-colored whole grain has a nutty flavor and soft texture, and goes well with vegetables or served as a pilaf or salad. Like brown rice, red rice is a good source of fiber. It can also help you meet your iron needs. Red rice is a whole-grain food that retains the entire grain seed, including the germ, bran and endosperm.