In my earlier post, I have prepared beet paranthas which turned out to be colorful and delicious. Now, with the extra beets what one could possible do? So, I went ahead and experimented with the idea of beet root fried rice. I liked it very much that I ate thrice the amount than I can handle it. My stomach hurt bad and I request you not to over eat even if you love something you make ;)
If, you do not know what you want to do with left over cooked rice, here is what you can do.
2 Medium beets (grated)
3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
1 onion – diced small
1/2 tbsp of ground cumin
1/2 tbsp of ground coriander
1 cup of cilantro/coriander leaves
1/2 tbsp of cumin seeds
Oil – 2 tbsps
1 tbsp of urad dal (for crunchy effect)
3-4 green chillies depending on your spice level
Salt to taste
1. On a stove, put the frying pan, pour in oil, put urad dal, after few seconds add cumin seeds, then add green chillies and diced onions. Wait until onion becomes translucent and add all the powders, pinch of turmeric(add bit of water if necessary).
2. Add grated beets and salt, cook for about 10 -12 minutes or until cooked. Add cilantro leaves and mix it.
3. Now add the cooked rice into the beets and mix them well together on a high flame. Do it for about 5 minutes and turn off.
4. Eat with curd/yogurt on side, but I had it directly.
I loved it so much that I ate it all evening until late night. Hope you will like it, it was quick and easy dish for left over rice. You can make alterations according to your taste buds , may be add in peas, carrots as well .. Healthy and delicious :)
If you have other versions of making beet varieties.. I would love to hear from you.
Otherwise, let me know what you think?