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Instant Pot Beetroot Rice | Beets Pulav

Instant Pot beetroot rice or beets pulav - a not-so-spicy and a kid's friendly rice recipe with beets and whole garam masala prepared in Instant Pot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: beets pulav, instant pot beetroot rice
Servings: 3
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Srividhya G

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Grated Beetroot grated
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1/2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • 2 Red chilies
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1.5 tsps Salt as required
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsps Cilantro
  • 2 tsps Lemon Juice

Instructions

Prep-Work:

  • Crush the cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon in a hand mortar and pestle or pulse it once in the mixer jar.
  • Peel and grate the beets.
  • Break the red chili into two and also chop the onion and cilantro.

Steps:

    Instant Pot Method:

    • Set the IP in the sauté mode and when it is hot add the oil.
    • Then add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
    • When the mustard seeds start to splutter, then add the red chilies. Fry for a minute and then add the crushed whole spices.
    • Sauté it for a minute and then add the chopped onion and cook until it turns translucent.
    • At this stage add the grated beets and salt. Mix well and allow it cook for two minutes.
    • Add the washed rice, one cup of water and cilantro. Gently mix and pressure cook it for two minutes in manual mode.
    • After two minutes, quickly release the pressure and open the IP and fluff the rice.
    • Add the lemon juice and close the lid and set it in keep warm mode for 10 minutes.
    • That's it beets pulav is ready. Serve it with raita and salad.

    Pressure Cooker Method:

    • Heat the pressure cooker or pan.
    • Add oil and once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
    • When the mustard seeds start to splutter, then add the red chilies. Fry for a minute and then add the crushed whole spices.
    • Sauté it for a minute and then add the chopped onion and cook until it turns translucent.
    • At this stage add the grated beets and salt. Mix well and allow it cook for two minutes.
    • Add the washed rice and one cup of water and cilantro. Gently mix and pressure cook it for just one whistle.
    • Let the pressure release and gently fluff the rice. Add the lemon juice and serve it with raita.

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    Notes

    • I did not include any ginger-garlic paste. You can add that and additional spices as per your taste preference.
    • Cooking time in the IP depends upon the quality of rice. If you have soaked the rice, quick pressure release after two minutes and depending upon the doneness of rice, adjust the keep warm mode timing. I have also tried, three minutes of manual pressure cooking and releasing the pressure after five minutes. You can pick whatever works for you.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1246mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 50.5mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.2mg