Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Very tasty and pretty. The rice turns a pretty red, like the beets.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the uncooked rice, shallots, and spices (including salt and pepper to taste); mix well and set aside.
  2. Use a knife to remove the core and create a hollow for the rice mixture (do not toss the core, it will be used to top the rice).
  3. Place a spoonful of the rice mixture into each beet and top with the cored portion (don't overstuff, the rice will grow as it cooks).
  4. Coat a saucepan with oil and place each beet into it, so that they are touching and holding each other upright.
  5. Cover with water and season with salt; heat over medium heat and cover once it starts to boil.
  6. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 30 minutes.