Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Beets and Beans Splash(Basmati Rice enriched with flavors of Beets and Beans)

Hi Friends,

This rice dish enriched with flavors of colorful veggies including beets and beans is a delicious and simple rice recipe. Beetroot is very rich in iron, folic acid and beta-carotene and low in calories The yardlong beans are very good in Vitamn A, Vitamin C and iron.
A bowl of this healthy recipe with pickle or raita or your choice of non-veg will definitely get your taste buds crave for more!The beautiful color of this dish makes this dish very appealing for parties.

Prep time:10 mins
Cooking time : 30 mins
Serves : 6


Basmati rice- washed and drained- 3 cups
Water- 5 cups
Beetroot- 4 cups(diced)
Long green beans(Yardlong beans)- 2 cups(chopped)
Mustard seeds- 1 tspn
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tblspn
Kashmiri Red chilli powder - 2 tspn
Cumin powder- 1 tspn
Extra virgin olive oil- 2 tblspn
Coriander leaves- to garnish
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it.When they splutter, add beets, beans. ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt and saute for 10 mins.Add little water only if needed.
In a separate pan add basmati rice and water and cook till the rice is almost done.Mix the beets and beans mix to it and mix well.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

We had this dish with tandoori chicken and the combo tasted delicious!
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