Jan 21, 2012

Beetroot Rice

This post has been lying in the draft for a very long time.  Thought of finishing it today. Here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Basmati Rice - 1 1/2 cups
  2. Beetroot - 1 cup (shredded)
  3. Onion - 1 medium sized
  4. Garlic - 1 (chopped)
  5. Green Chillies - 3 (acc to taste)
  6. ginger - a small piece (finely chopped)
  7. Red chillies powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Turmeric powder v- 1/2 tsp (optional)
  10. Oil/butter - 1 1/2 tbsp
  11. cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Wash & soak basmati rice in water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes drain it fully and pressure cook it. ( I added 1:1 1/4 cup water to cook.) In the mean time, heat the oil/butter in a pan, splutter cumin seeds. Add green chillies, ginger, garlic & saute for few minutes. Now add the chopped onion to it and saute for another 3 minutes or till it becomes transparent.  Now add the shredded beetroot to it, add turmeric powder, red chillies powder & salt (for both rice & vegetable) and let cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle water accordingly. Since the beetroot is shredded, it will take less time to cook.  When the rice is cooked, spread it in a big plate and let it cool.  When the beetroot mix is ready, mix it with the rice nicely. Do not break the rice grains while mixing.  Enjoy it hot with onion/cucumber raita and chips.  This rice is very easy to make with less spices and I am sure kids will definitely love it.  My girls really liked the color of the rice cos it turned kinda pink when I mixed the beetroot masala with rice.
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