Rice is a universal staple food. Cooked rice with stew or sauce is one of Nigeria’s popular household meals. Beetroot rice simply stands out because of the deep purple beetroot color. The crunchy taste is just awesome and blends with the rice. Go for the health benefits of beetroot and explore the taste of different beetroot recipes. Bon Appetit!

beetroot rice recipe

Beetroot Rice

Maryam Al-Mansour
Rice is a universal staple food. Cooked rice with stew or sauce is one of Nigeria's popular household meals. Beetroot rice simply stands out because of the deep purple beetroot color.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Nigerian
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white rice
  • beetroot
  • water
  • salt
  • green peas
  • parsley

Instructions
 

  • Wash and peel the skin of beetroot. Cut into big chunks.
  • Add water and salt to pot of parboiled rice. Add beetroot to the pot of rice.
  • Cook rice until soft but not marshy. Remove beetroot in rice and shred.
  • Add hot water to green peas (blanching) for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove green peas from hot water and add to rice.
  • Serve rice in a bowl. Add the shredded beetroot and garnish with parsley.
  • Serve hot with stew or sauce of your choice.
Keyword Beetroot, Beetroot rice, Rice