BEETROOT RICE




Beetroot is a rich source of antioxidants and nutrients. It lowers high blood pressure and prevents cardio vascular problems. Hence regular use of this vegetable would work wonders to our health. Given below is a very simple recipe that is not only healthy but also delicious.

Serves: 4
Ingredients

2 cups rice washed and soaked in water for ½ an hour
4 cups water
1 large beetroot finely chopped (the smaller the better)
1 onion sliced
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
3 tomatoes chopped (seed removed)
3 to 4 tbsp oil
1 cardamom, 1 cinnamon
1 ½ tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
A handful of chopped coriander leaves

Method

Heat oil in a pressure cooker; add cardamom, cinnamon and onions and sauté till onions turn golden. Then add ginger garlic paste, and saute till the raw smell goes. Next add chopped tomatoes, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well and cook till oil starts separating. Then add the chopped beetroot, mix and cook for about 2 minutes. Now drain the water from the rice and add the rice to the cooker, stir for a minute, then add water, close the lid and pressure cook for 10 minutes or up to 3 whistles. Serve hot.


23 comments:

  1. Delicious and colorful rice..

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  2. very delicious n colorful rice..

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  3. It gives a natural beautiful red color to the dish. Healthy too


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. Healthy and colorful rice coz of the beetroot... Would love to try this out.

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  5. very colorful rice dear....

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  6. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  7. Very delicious n colorful rice!!

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  9. This looks really tasty n yummy..vl try this surely.......
    Maha

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  10. never tried beetroot rice this way like pulao...sounds so yummy n flavorful...platter looks more inviting!!
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  11. Fantastic color & delicious looking rice! Great idea!

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  12. Never tried it...looks perfect one pot meal.

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  13. hi amina, the beetroot rice looks so interesting, appetizing and pretty. mmmmm love to try out. have a nice day

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  15. Great recipe for lunch box. Thanks for sharing.

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