Easy Beetroot Rice

Easy Beetroot Rice

When I say Beetroot rice, what is the first thing you notice? Oh yes! The color, of course. It’s gorgeous purple/red color is so deep and vibrant, that when combined with rice, just makes a wonderful one pot easy recipe.

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Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 3-4


Olive oil/Ghee – 2 tbsp

Grated Beetroot – 1 big size

Basmathi rice/ Ponni rice – 1 cup

Onions (optional) – 1 medium, cut into thin long strips

Green chilies – 1

Cinnamon – 1 bark

Cardamom – 2

Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp

Salt – 3/4 tsp

Water – 2 cups

 Beetrootbeetroot, onions



1. In a pressure cooker or deep sauce pan (see notes if your using electric rice cooker) add 2 tbsp olive oil/ghee. Fry the cinnamon, cardamom and fennel for a minute on medium.

cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seeds

2. Add onions, green chilies, grated beetroot and salt. Stir well and fry for 4 minutes until its slightly less raw.

onions, green chilies

beetroot, onions

3. Now, add rice with 2 cups of water( twice the quantity of rice taken). Mix and taste for salt. Add more if necessary. 

rice, beetroot


4. Close and cook (for pressure cookers one whistle, if using electric rice cooker check in 15 mins if the rice is cooked and make sure not to over mix)


My Beetroot Rice is ready with Papad (it’s tortilla like) and some cheesy pork sausages. Yummm!!

Easy Beetroot Rice



*If your using an electric rice cooker. First, fry all the ingredients till step 2, add rice, water and check for salt. Transfer the contents to the cooker and cook.


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