Nigella Seed Beetroot Rice Recipe

The purple roots of the superfood vegetable, beetroot is consumed as salad, soup, stir fried and in curries all over the world. Cooking healthy recipes with a touch of the spice, Nigella seeds when combined with the beetroot and then mixed with rice adds to the essential vitamins and freshness to the dish. Here is a meal prep idea for kids that you can pack for their lunch. The sweetness of beetroot and the dark pink coloured rice is the main attraction for your kid to finish in no time. When extra chillies are added to the main recipe the whole family will love the mild spicy yet simple cooking of yours.  Basmati rice, Beetroot, Kalonji (Onion Nigella Seeds), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Black pepper powder, Green Chilli, Oil, Water, Salt, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves   2 cups Basmati rice , cooked 2 cups Beetroot , finely grated 1 teaspoon Kalonji (Onion Nigella Seeds) 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/8 teaspoon Black pepper powder 1 Green Chilli , finely grated 1 teaspoon Oil 1 cup Water Salt , to taste Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , for garnish (chopped for garnish)     10   15     To bgein making the Nigella Seed Beetroot Rice recipe, firstly cook the rice and keep it aside. Let it cool down.Heat a heavy bottomed wok with oil, add half the nigella seeds and the green chillies.Add the beetroot and salt, toss it well for 2 minutes.Pour the water and bring to a boil then reduce to low heat and cover to cook the vegetable.Stop the flame when few spoons of water is left in wok. Add the cooked rice, mix it well and let it cook for 2 minutes. Check for seasoning.Serve warm on dinner plate with coriander leaves, black pepper and half of nigella seeds on top for garnish.Serve Nigella Seed Beetroot Rice along with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita, Tadka Raita or any other raita of your choice.