Stuffed beets recipe | It's Sooo Good!
 

StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It! del.icio.us
It's sooo good!™ Moti's Iraqi cuisine. He'll tell you what you can do. And you'll like it!

Moti Zadik

Watch MoTV™

Subscribe free:

RSS Feed | iTunes
Receive free advice, how-to videos and recipes from Moti!


He'll tell you what you can do:

Iraqi Food Recipes


Medical Advice


Q & A: Life Advice


Shop MoTV™


Archives: Find out what else is sooo good...

It's sooo good! > Recipes > Stuffed Beats

Learn about Moti's Recipes...

Stuffed Beets

I'll tell you what you can put there :
  • 3 large beets, halved
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Spices: cinnamon, cardamom, salt, black pepper, etc. to taste
Click to enlarge
Stuffed Beets
Stuffed beets are a tasty and delicious centerpiece to any meal. This recipe serves 2-3 people.

I'll tell you what you can do :

Beets are a very underused vegetable in America. In Iraq we even use the leaves to make dolma when we don't have grape leaves! Their color and their sweetness are absolutely wonderful, and they are rich in vitamins and iron. What's wrong with these Americans?

In a large bowl, mix the uncooked rice, shallots, and spices (be generous with the cinnamon!). Set aside.

Now, you've already halved all the beets. Core them with a knife to remove the center, but don't toss them out. We'll use them to cover out stuffed beets. Place a large spoonful of the rice mixture in the center of the beet, and place the "cored" part on top! Remember that the rice will grow when cooked, so DO NOT OVERSTUFF!

Now, for the important part: Coat a medium saucepan with olive oil and place each beet into the saucepan as you finish stuffing them. Stick them as closely together as possible—this will prevent them from coming apart—until your saucepan is stuffed.

Add enough water to cover the beets, and throw in some sea salt. Turn on medium heat until the water starts to bubble, then close with a tight-fitting lid and reduce the flame to simmer. Allow to cook for about 30 minutes.

The wonderful purplish color and smell of beets will delight your guests and family—it's sooo good!

Carnivore
Tip

Back in Iraq we also used to use ground meat in this dish. However, I think this dish stands alone as a great vegetarian one. It's your decision!


Best of luck,

Moti

StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It! del.icio.us

New! Write a comment about this recipe:

Just a guest writes: (17 Mar 2009, 06:09)
Dear Moti,
Rest assured, that red beets are used in america. I made a similar recipie with beets stuffed with rice and pork. It's wonderful, you should try it.

Tell everyone what you think about this recipe:
*Who is that?:
Your e-mail:
Hide my email
*Text:
 

Comments powered by Scriptsmill Comments Script

[ Back to Recipe Index ]


© 2006 sooogood.org MoTV and "It's sooo good!" are trademarks of Moti Zadik
This site utilizes AQHost's affordable web hosting service. Terms of Service