Pink Rice Salad with Beets, Peas & Red Onions

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

What do you say about pink rice salad?
I say it sound interesting and looks even more appealing!
And it is quite filling and delicious.
The question you’d probably ask is how did I turn the white rice into pink?
Well, it’s simple actually – BEETROOT!

I love beets and have been testing lots of beetroot recipes recently.
I’ve always been annoyed by the fact the beet is so messy and colours everything it touches.
However, yesterday, I turned that disadvantage into advantage.
So, yes, the beat coloured my rice!:-)
I added some peas and a nice lime dressing – and there you go – a pink rice salad!

Here are the ingredients.


  • 300g rice, 10oz
  • 1 beetroot, cut into cubes
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 150g frozen peas, 5oz

For the dressing:

  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • salt
Mummy’s Fast & Easy


  1. Prepare the rice – Place it in a pot, add the beetroot and cover it with water.
  2. Bring to the boil and cook for about 5-10 more minutes or until ready(it really depends on the rice you use, some types are ready in a few minutes while others you need to cook more).
  3. If necessary, during the cooking, add more water.
  4. Leave to cool down.
  5. Cut the beetroot into cubes and leave in the rice bowl.
  6. Place the frozen peas and cover with hot water.
  7. Leave for 5 mites and drain.
  8. Combine the dressing ingredients.
  9. In a salad bowl, mix the salad ingredients and pour in the dressing.
  10. Mix gently and serve.

Tip: Arrange the salad in any shape you like and serve with a lime wedge!

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