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Pretty Pink Fried Rice!!

I have seen pink rice floating around on Instagram for a while and I could not wait to try it out. The great thing about it is that the color comes from Beets so it's completely plant based and free from any artifical coloring. It is incredibly easy to make and it has no add flavor (which is great because I hate the flavor of beets) I always use leftover rice when I make fried rice but you could always use whatever rice and vegetables you have. 

 

 

All you need is :

 

1 Beet peeled and chopped into large chunks

 

About 4 Cups of Cooked Rice.

 

 

For the Veggies I used:

 

1/4 of an Onion Sliced

 

1/2 of a Yellow Pepper Sliced

 

1 Cup of Mushrooms Sliced

 

1 Cup of Broccoli Chopped

 

3 Tbs of Green Onion

 

1/2 Tsp of Grated Ginger (I always store my ginger in the freezer and grate it as needed, It prevents any large chunks)

 

1 Tsp of Black Sesame Seeds

 

3 Tbs of Oil for Cooking

 

1/2 Tsp of Sesame Seed Oil

 

1/2 Tsp of Garlic Powder

 

1 Handful of Green Beens

 

1 Tbs of Fresh Cilantro

 

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

 

 

 

Prepartion:

 

First peel and chop one beet and place it in a pot and pour in about 2 cups of water. Place the pot over medium low heat and cover with a lid. Allow the beets to gently simmer until the beets are fork tender. (It took about 30 minutes) Remove the beets and reserve the liquid. Next just simplly pour the beet liquid over your cooked rice and stir. *Start by adding a little bit of liquid at a time until you achieve your desired color.

*I do these steps the night before and refrigerate the rice overnight.  It helps to give your rice a nice texture and keeps it from getting mushy and over cooked. You can always simply cook your rice as usual then place it in a fine strainer and rinse it under cold water and let it drain before adding your beet liquid.

 

 

 

Now its time to stir fry your veggies. Just place a large skillet over medium high heat and add in oil and veggies and cook for 3-4 minutes or until your desired tenderness is achieved. Next add in your pretty pink rice, garlic powder, ginger and sesame oil. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, Next mix in cilantro, sesame seeds and salt & pepper to taste. Thats it. 

Like I mentioned before, you can always substitute or use whatever veggies you have in your fridge. These are just the ingredients that I had. You could always add soy sauce or different seasonings but I wanted to preserve the pink color so I was careful not to add anything that would change the color. The flovor was absolutely amazing and fresh.

 

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