Vietnamese Red Rice (Com Do)
Why This Recipe Works
Red rice is an ultrasavory Vietnamese side dish. It's normally made as a fried rice by stir-frying precooked rice, but we made ours from scratch in one pot. To re-create the slightly drier texture of a fried rice, we held back slightly on the water. And to ensure the dish had the depth of flavor that it should, we used lots of tomato paste and soy sauce for umami and butter for richness and complexity.