Beets and Spicy Rice

Pat Duran


This unusual rice and beet side dish of India will surprise you and your guests. A great side dish to serve at any meal.
This is so delicious you will want to serve it often just because it is so tasty. Serve with any roasted poultry, pork or beef roast.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    basmati rice (from whole foods)
  • 2 stick
    olive oil
  • 1 medium
    sweet onion, diced
  • 2 small
    green chiles, mild, sliced lengthwise, seeded
  • 3 medium
    beets, trimmed, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    powdered coconut (from whole foods)
  • ·
    salt to taste

How to Make Beets and Spicy Rice


  1. Be careful seeding this pepper the seeds are hot use gloves or omit pepper altogether.
    In a large heavy skillet add the oil and heat over medium flame. Add diced onion and chili strips; sauté for 7 minutes until golden brown.
    Add beets. Stir to blend. Lower heat and cover pan and cook 5 minutes or until beets are tender.
  2. Add lime juice, coconut powder and salt to taste. Sauté till beets are tender about 4 more minutes. Turn off heat.
    Cook rice according to package directions. Fluff with fork.
    Add the hot cooked rice a little at a time to the beet mixture, until all is added to the beet mixture. Mixture will become pink in color. Do not over stir.
    Serve hot ; garnished with cilantro leaves, if desired.

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About Beets and Spicy Rice

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican

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