Spicy Beets and Rice
1. In a medium skillet, heat the oil. Over medium heat, sauté onions and green chilies for 7–8 minutes. Add the beets; cover and sauté 5 minutes. Add lime juice and coconut powder; sauté for 3 minutes, or until beets are tender. Turn off heat.
2. Add cooked basmati rice and mix until well blended. Salt to taste.
3. Serve as a stand-alone or with another entrée.
The hard and crunchy beets are transformed into a wonderfully tender and flavorful dish. The sweet taste of beets, onions, and coconut is slightly tempered by the heat of the chili. This is a very colorful dish, because the beets impart a reddish-purple hue. I love to serve this for my guests, for the wow factor! This can be a stand-alone entrée or a colorful side dish to any meal.
Prep Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4