Beetroot Rice Recipe | Beetroot Pulao | How To Make Beetroot Rice


Want to cook a colorful food to attract kids and also us….  No need to go for artificial colorings to bring in a burst of color. This Beetroot Rice recipe is at your service. the rice has to offer a combination of taste with sweetness from beetroot and hot flavor from spices. It can be an ideal one-pot lunch box recipe and can be prepared well for one lazy weakens lunch and can be served with choice of raita. It can be prepared in two ways. Firstly, cook rice with beetroot curry as one pot methods like we do for pulao. The second one and simplest one is, cook rice separately and then mix with beet root curry. Beetroot Rice is made with rice, grated beetroot, onion, spices and herbs. Beetroot rice recipe is the most attractive and flavored recipe. Perhaps it is because of the bright and attractive color the beetroot vegetable applies to the rice. In addition, the combination of sweet and savory spice cannot be matched by any other rice recipe. It is the easiest way to turn your meal, a beautiful pink and also really nutritious with the goodness of beets. Beetroot is very healthy in many ways.

Beetroots are enriched with iron and are also a storehouse of Vitamin B12. Apart from that it also contains essential nutrients, and are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. You can have beetroots in cooked or boiled versions.

Also, the benefits of beets include their ability to lower blood pressure, fight inflammation, support brain health, aid in digestion, and improve athletic performance. Beets may also help you lose weight because they contain protein and fiber while having relatively few calories.

A new study states that vegetable nitrates in green leafy vegetables and beetroot can help in reducing risk of early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – a disease which causes vision loss. If you want better eyes, you must include green leafy veggies and beetroot in your diet. Beets are a fantastic source of the chemical betaine anhydrous and the amino acid tryptophan, both of which are shown to improve your mood from depression. My daughters like to have with plain thick curd. They ask me to mix with curd and put it in a bowel and spoon. Soon they’ll finish. Before and all this will be eaten in home only. Now they become habituate to eat, so nowadays I pack for lunch box and curd in separate box. We used to mention as pink rice with curd. For my husband also same but we like to have with crispy and spicy potato fry.

You can also serve this lovely coloured Beetroot Rice with some raita or a side of fresh salad or plain yogurt.

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Beetroot Rice Recipe | Beetroot Pulao | How To Make Beetroot Rice

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. To prepare beetroot rice, first, heat the pan with oil.

  2. Add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal allow all to splutter and turn golden brown.

  3. Add chopped onion, green chilli and fresh curry leaves.

  4. Add salt to this rice.

  5. Add grated beetroot.

  6. Do not add any water. Sauté in medium flame for 1-2 minutes.

  7. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, do occasional stirring.

  8. After 4-5 minutes beetroot got thicken.

  9. Add precooked rice.

  10. Add some ghee.

  11. Add some ghee roasted cashew nuts.

  12. Mix gently in medium flame.

  13. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

  14. Tasty and healthy beetroot rice is ready for serving.


  • You can add vegetables in to it like green peas, potatoes and carrots.
  • Add some cubed beet roots along with grated beetroot for a better experience. 
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Gomathi Ramesh

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Hi there! I am Gomathi Ramesh, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

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