Red Rice

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Total Time:
4 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - Basmati rice
  • 1 - small beet or half big one (cooked)
  • 1 - red onion
  • 1 - red pepper
  • 2 tsp - tomato paste or 1 small tomato
  • 1/2 tsp - crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp - biryani masala
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 - dry red chilli pepper
  • 1 - small stick of cinnamon
  • 1-2 - big cardamom pieces
  • 1 tsp - jeera
  • 1 tsp - oil or butter
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Red Rice

  • Soak the rice in water for 2-3 hours, drain.
  • Cut onions, red pepper and tomato into long pieces.
  • Grate the boiled and cooked beet and set it aside.
  • In a non-stick skillet, heat butter on high flame, add 1 tsp jeera and dry chilli red pepper, cinnamon and cardamom.
  • When the jeera, dry pepper, cinnamon and cardamom start turning black, add onions and garlic.
  • When the red onion is transparent, add red pepper.
  • When the red pepper is partially sauteed, add tomato paste or tomatoes.
  • Add a pinch of asafoetida.
  • Add the soaked rice.
  • Wait till the rice gets transparent and glassy.
  • Add chilli powder, coriander powder, biryani masala and salt.
  • Add the grated beet and stir.
  • Add 2 glasses of water and turn the heat down to medium and let it cook for 20-30 minutes or until the rice is tender.

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