Beetroot rice

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel

Beetroot is a rich source of potent antioxidants and nutrients, including magnesium, sodium, potassium and vitamin C, and betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health. It is good to include it in our diet once in a week. Beetroot rice is a mild but flavourful dish for school going kids. Healthy way to eat our favourite food.

Beetroot rice

Ingredients:

      • 1 cup – Raw rice / Basmati rice (i used raw rice)
      • 3 nos – Beetroot ( Medium sized)
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 2 or 3 nos – Green chillies (as needed)
      • Salt as needed

Seasonings:

      • 1 tbsp – Oil
      • 1 tsp – Fennel seeds / sombu
      • 6 or 7 nos- Fresh curry leaves

Beetroot rice process

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and soak rice for 30 mins. Pressure cook rice (raw rice 1:2 ratio / basmati 1 : 1 1/2) for 3 to 4 whistles or until well cooked. Spread the rice in a wide plate and allow them to cool completely.
  2. Take a big vessel, add in peeled beetroot (chop them as shown in the picture) along with enough water and cook until well cooked. Allow them to cool and grate it, set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, season with fennel seeds and curry leaves. Add onion, green chillies along with little salt, saute until they are golden brown in color. Then add grated beetroot along with required salt and saute for few minutes.
  4. Add cooked rice and mix well everything together. Simple and yummy beetroot rice is ready.

Beetroot rice

Notes:

  • For raw rice the ratio will be 2 cup of water for 1 cup of rice. For basmati rice 1 1/2 cup of water for 1 cup of rice.
  • You can add 1/4 tsp of garam masala powder or whole garam masala to this recipe for additional spice and flavour.

Beetroot rice

16 comments:

  1. Wow, its a creative dish. Good use of the beets, incorporated with rice and the rest of the ingredients.

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  2. Very colorful, yummy and healthy rice dear...

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  3. சூப்பர்,பார்க்கவே கலர்புல்லா அழகா இருக்கு!!

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  4. yumm and pinky one... superb... even my last post was this beetroot rice...

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  5. Beautiful & healthy looking rice :)

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  6. wow delicious and yummy rice :) lovely color and tempting me :)

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  7. love the colour and super healthy rice...fab lunch box recipe too

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  8. The colour of the dish itself is very pleasing and attractive rice..

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  9. Beetroot rice looks so beautiful and healthy.. Loved the presentation Shanthi :-)

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  10. Beet root Rice looks delicious and colorful Love it.

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  13. beetroot rice looks very yummy...

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