Beet Rice Pulao Recipe - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
A mildly flavored rice pulao with beets, green peas and aromatic spices in Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Start the instant pot in sauté mode and heat it. Add ghee, cumin seeds and whole spices and sauté them for 30 seconds until the cumin seeds change color.
Add the sliced onions, ginger, garlic and sauté for 3 minutes.
Add the beets, green peas and spices. Mix well.
Add the rice and water to the pot. Stir the ingredients in the pot. Close the lid with vent in sealing position.
Change the instant pot setting to manual or pressure cook mode for 4 minutes at high pressure.
When the instant pot beeps, do a 10 minute NPR. This means let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then release the pressure manually.
Add the lemon juice and fluff the rice.
Beet Pulao is ready. Enjoy with homemade yogurt or raita.
- Adding whole spices is optional. You can enjoy this beet pulao even if you don't have all the whole spices in your pantry.
- To reduce spice, skip the cayenne.
- I added green peas along with the beets, as that is what I had at hand. Other possible options to add are potatoes, bell peppers, carrots and edmame.
- If you don't have an instant pot, you could also prepare this beet pulao in the stovetop pressure cooker. I suggest one whistle for the rice, and let the pressure release naturally.
Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 1193mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.2mg