Beetroot Rice Pilaf Recipe- Red Rice Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 People
  • Ghee or oil- 2 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Beetroot, cubed- 2 medium sized
  • Green Beans, cut into 1 inch slice- 2 cups
  • Peas- ½ cup
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp (add more if you need more spice)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water or chicken stock- 3½ cups
  • Basmati Rice- 2 cups
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. Rinse the basmati rice taken in a sieve under running water. Keep aside.
  2. Place a pressure cooker over medium heat, add ghee or oil.
  3. Add onion, season with salt, saute till translucent.
  4. Add beetroot, green beans and peas, combine well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add garam masala, chili powder, coriander powder and enough salt to taste. Combine well.
  6. Add water or chicken stock (low-sodium), let the liquid come to a slight boil.
  7. Add basmati rice, combine well.
  8. Add cilantro, combine well.
  9. Cover the pressure cooker with its lid, place the whistle on it and cook till 1 whistle. Do not over cook, the rice will turn mushy.
  10. Remove the pressure cooker from the heat, let the pressure subside, open the lid.
  11. Fluff the rice with a fork.
  12. This can be served as a main dish along with raita, pickle, pappadam etc. Or, serve as a side dish along with your favorite curries.
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