@literally45-- Red yeast rice is the type of rice that's used in Chinese medicine. Red yeast rice is actually not red rice. It's white rice that has been cultivated with a type of mold that gives rice a red color. Some people eat it, but most of it is used for treating various conditions and cholesterol is one. I have not tried red yeast rice though, so I'm not sure if it actually works or not. You might want to ask your doctor and look into red rice supplements.