Spicy Beets and Rice

Cooking Instructions

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