Brown Rice Salad with Beet and Herbs & Roasted Beet Chips | © 2011 |

It’s a shame that many people (my husband included) are averse to this appealingly rich purple bulb, that has been considered beneficial to the digestive system, as a cancer preventative, and a tonic of blood. It is a nutritious vegetable with many health-giving and healing properties. Aside from bringing immeasurable good to human health, the sweet, earthy and velvety beet makes attractive, colourful and delicious dishes.

Sweet, spicy and satisfyingly crunchy...could those chips convince your husband to eat beets who passionately dislikes them? | © 2011 |

Brown Rice Salad with Beetroot and Herbs

  • 250 g Brown rice
  • 350 g Roasted beetroot, chopped into chunks
  • 2 tbsp Spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh tarragon, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp Fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1-2 tbsp White balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Cook the brown rice according to the packet instructions. It takes about minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Drain really well and tip into a large bowl.
  2. Stir the spring onions, chopped tarragon, dill and beetroot though the rice. Mix together the dressing ingredients and taste to check the seasoning. Stir the dressing through the salad. Pile the rice salad on a large serving dish and garnish with some roughly chopped dill. Serve immediately.

Oven Roasted Beetroot Chips

  • 3 Medium beetroots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Pinch of chilli powder
  • Sea salt to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/340F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Clean, dry and peel the beetroots. Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice them into wafer-thin crisps.
  2. Toss in a bowl with olive oil, chilli powder and salt. Arrange on the baking sheet in a single layer. Roast 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning halfway through, until crisp. Check often to make sure they don't burn. Spread out on paper towel until cool and crisp. Sprinkle with additional chilli powder and salt if necessary. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Anonymous 17/8/11 16:10

How beautiful!

Gloria Baker 17/8/11 16:11

yummy yumm!! Angie, love the colour!! look amazing!! gloria

Claudia 17/8/11 16:14

It is so pretty and I, too have an adverse reaction to this root. But I make it because husband-person adores it - and this is one sweet recipe!

Santosh Bangar 17/8/11 16:22

wow beautiful color dish make hungry.

yummylittlecooks 17/8/11 16:26

The rice looks good.Nice color :)

Cook with Madin 17/8/11 16:41

Hi Angie, this looks great. I love eating beets, and combine with brown rice, wow, another check mark. I hope you don't mind I already save this recipe in my recipe box. I will try make it soon.
I know it's been awhile since the last time I comment and posted in foodbuzz, I have been very busy, hectic schedules and lots of things going on. I'm visiting foodie friends' sites for now while I have the chance and hopefully I can start blogging again. Happy cooking. Oh yeah, love, love the photo of your cats.

Priscilla - She's Cookin' 17/8/11 16:50

It really is a shame. Fortunately, everyone in my family loves beets! Love the color they lend to the brown rice and crispy beet chips sound delightful :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 17/8/11 17:00

What a gorgeous salad! A combination of all the ingredients I love. The chips look marvelous too.



Cherine 17/8/11 17:34

This salad looks marvelous!

lena 17/8/11 17:55

this is such an attractive vibrant red salad! yeha i heard about the goodness of beetroot and its anti cancer properties, that roasted beetroot chip sounds good to me!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 17/8/11 17:58

Angie, one of my favorite things about cooking with beets is the beautiful pinkish red that they impart on all of their neighbors. It befuddles me that anyone could dislike such a delicious, nutritious, and beautiful veggie! Perhaps if you continue to make fantastic beet recipes (like this one) for your husband he will come to his senses!

Belinda @zomppa 17/8/11 18:17

Beets are surprisingly sweet - I used to be afraid of them too. This is wonderful.

Vimitha Durai 17/8/11 18:54

Colorful and refreshing salad

alison 17/8/11 19:02

gorgeous color and dish!:)

ann low 17/8/11 19:22

Very pretty colour. Looks delicious too :)

Sweet And Crumby 17/8/11 19:34

Beets are my all-time favorite vegetable. They are delicious, gorgeous and so healthy. Your salad and chips look so delectable!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny 17/8/11 19:35

Wow this rice is gorgeous!! Such vibrant colors and delicious flavors, yum! :)

Anonymous 17/8/11 19:39

Oh wow, I really want to try those chips the colour is so intense, they'd look great on a goats cheese salad too, thanks!!

Sissi 17/8/11 19:47

I think your salad would convince both the rice and beetroot haters! The rice colour is incredible!

Pavithra Elangovan 17/8/11 20:11

Looks very very pretty and beautifully done.

Anonymous 17/8/11 20:27

So pretty! My mom is a huge fan of beets, so I'm going to have to make this for her. She'd be a very happy camper. :)

Angie's Recipes 17/8/11 21:00

@Cook with Madin
HI Madin So glad to see you back to blogging world again. :-))I had guessed that you must have been very busy.

Vijitha 17/8/11 21:37

Lovely looking rice. Healthy too!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 17/8/11 22:00

Cant believe I have never tried roasting beets as much as I love them! So glad to see this tip!

Juliana 17/8/11 22:27

Wow, both look so yummie! Love the color of the rice! And the chips look so crispy.
Hope you are having a great week Angie :-)

Val 17/8/11 22:45

I absolutely love the look of both those beet recipes, particularly the rice. I would never thing to eat them that way. Can't wait to try this out. Thanks!

Charissa 17/8/11 23:36

Beautiful! I just love the colour and vibrancy of the photos! Just makes ya want to eat healthy!

jasna varcakovic 18/8/11 02:34

Beetroot is so good for health and vitality. My boys don't like beetroot, but LOVE chocolate. So, I grate beetroot and put it in chocolate cake (shhhh!!!).Here is the link for recipe
That rice salad looks amasing!

Zoe 18/8/11 02:35

This is an interesting rice dish and combination is fantastic!

Reeni 18/8/11 02:43

I love beets any and all ways! The beet chips look so yummy! And the salad is gorgeous.

tartedujour 18/8/11 03:56

What a colorful and bright dish! The fact that it is healthy too is a bonus!

Betty @ scrambled henfruit 18/8/11 04:14

I LOVE beets so this sounds fabulous to me. Hubby HATES them in any form, so I don't think I could talk him into eating them in any way even though I know they're scrumptious! :)

Jocie's Mom 18/8/11 05:13

Beets are so pretty :) The chips look lovely!

Anonymous 18/8/11 06:06

This dish is beautiful! I'm lucky - my hubby LOVES beets and is always willing to try new things...

Anne@frommysweetheart 18/8/11 06:48

Beautiful salad Angie! I'm really interested in trying the roasted beet chips. I've never had them prepared that way before. The color is gorgeous! : )

Unknown 18/8/11 08:21

Such a colorful and healthy dish

MaryMoh 18/8/11 09:39

That's such a sexy dish of rice...haha. Just love it! :D

Priya Suresh 18/8/11 09:51

Terrific salad, wat a catchy colour..

Anonymous 18/8/11 10:05

Oh I love the idea of roasted beet chips!
Have a happy day.
;-) Mandy

Sanjeeta kk 18/8/11 10:59

I love the idea to oven roast the beets..and yes I am a huge fan of beets and this surely sis a wonderful treat, Angie!

Love II cook 18/8/11 11:11

love;y angie. beetroot chips is out of box thunking totally

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 18/8/11 13:27

Oh, I bet I could devour a whole bowl of those beet chips! Love the rice salad, too~

Eva 18/8/11 14:05

The salad looks amazing, but the beet chips...OMG they are unbelievable. I am going to try them this weekend!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/8/11 15:13

I think this must be a universal aversion for men. We've had beet chips at a restaurant and my husband loved them, of course, because they were chips! I need to try making these at home. I'll make the salad for me and the beet chips for him. Maybe I'll be able to get him to take a bite of the salad too :)


I could eat beets every day. And just look at the color they provide--awesome!

Victor 18/8/11 17:36

I used to hate beets. When I tasted a beet appetizer with goat cheese and lemon dressing, it totally changes my perspective of beets now... Ever since I came back, I started to search for some good beets recipe.

Akila 18/8/11 17:47

wow simply superb.... first time here and love it a lot...

Dish Name Starts with J

wok with ray 18/8/11 17:47

I've only had beets once and if you’re going to ask me if I liked it, I'm just going to say... beets me! ha ha. I can't even remember the taste, Angie. Well, nowadays I hardly remember a lot of things. :) Seriously, with your photo, you are making me revisit beets and I'm starting with this dish that looks sooo beautiful. I love your styling -- stunning. Hope you're enjoying the rest of the week, Angie!

~ ray ~

sensiblecooking 18/8/11 17:56

This looks so beautiful, healthy and most of all tasty. I am so making this for lunch tomorrow. Who knew beet roots can be this pretty.

Anonymous 18/8/11 18:18

A very pretty salad, love the addition of roasted beet chips!

Kelly 19/8/11 02:31

Oh Angie, not only healthy but beautiful as well. Don't you love how the rice takes on the intoxicating colour of beet? Truly stunning.

Heather S-G 19/8/11 02:56

Ha! My husband is the same way. But I just figure...MORE BEETS FOR ME!! ;) I love beets and this rice is simply gorgeous, as are the chips.

Jeannie 19/8/11 04:04

I have tried beet juice and am afraid I am not quite taken to it but it was lovely in bread and cakes...your beet chips look lovely too...not too sure if I would like the salad though I am sure for those who love beet will find it delicious!

createwithmom 19/8/11 04:10

delicious looking colourful rice

kitchen flavours 19/8/11 04:52

Your rice salad looks delicious and the beet chips, look fantastic! Wish to have some right now! :)

chow and chatter 19/8/11 04:56

wow your the queen of amazing beet recipes love this

Radhika@foodfor7stages 19/8/11 05:22

Beets is one of my fav vegetables. Luckily TH doesn't mind eating beets. I should make this salad for him sometimes

Sarah 19/8/11 08:05

wow! beet chips - what a wonderful idea! and they look groovy! im sure they'll be a hit at parties :)

Cozinhando com Amigos 19/8/11 14:09

Wow! Good idea! beets chips is new for me...I'll taste it at sunday!




Joanne 19/8/11 14:43

I'm usually not a big beet fan, but I always want to be because it's so beautifully purple!

Puja 19/8/11 16:13

Absolutely beautiful ~ the color is so appetizing!

Patty Price 19/8/11 18:27

I can get my husband to eat beets! So, I will try your recipe as it looks so good, refreshing, colorful and healthy;-)

Velva 19/8/11 22:13

I know beets are a love them or hate them vegetable...I love them. My husband, not so much. Still, I have a real admiration for beets-Your creative way of preparing them is proof.


lisa is cooking 19/8/11 22:19

Love the combination of chopped beets and beet chips, and that color is so great!

Unknown 19/8/11 23:45

I love beetroot! I didn't realise it was so good for you. Here in Australia it is a must have in a hamburger.

cookingvarieties 20/8/11 01:13

hi angie, this sure looks so unique to me. i like the health benefits of beetroot and will surely try out your recipe. great images too- very attractive and appetizing color.. full of vibrant and energy. have a great weekend.

bakerbynature 20/8/11 01:18

I adore beet chips, but never even thought about making them at home- brilliant idea!

Magic of Spice 20/8/11 04:10

What a stunning rice dish Angie, and these chips are just wonderful!

Savoring Italy 20/8/11 04:53

I think your husband may have to try those chips one day. I love beet recipes and get inspired by your beet creativity. This looks delicious, Angie:)

A Spoonful of Yumm 20/8/11 08:32

how did i miss out on this ? this looks like a must try ! the color is so gorgeous :D

Janine 20/8/11 13:10

totally loved the colors here! beetroot is one of my latest finds after ignoring it all these years, i've grown to love them!

Elisabeth 20/8/11 21:52

I am finally able to start commenting again...don't want to miss letting you know I sure could use a plate of your fantastic beet and rice salad. The colors, and textures are so beautiful. Would love to snack on those yummy healthy beet chips!
I need to eat more beets, different ways, than the few I perfect!
Thanks for sharing, Angie!

Erica 21/8/11 00:30

Love the color,Angie!That salad sounds really good!

Plateful 21/8/11 12:29

Roasted beet chips huh? Oh wow! I too posted a salad recipe but no where as good and scrumptious as yours!

My Little Space 23/8/11 04:55

Roasted beet so really cool! I'm going to try that out some day.
Thanks for sharing. Btw, those rice looks perfect to serve on the 1st day of Chinese new year. haha....

Shu Han 24/8/11 11:58

I just love seeign all that colour on a plate! So delicious and healthy looking!

The Duo Dishes 24/8/11 19:36

Such a healthy salad. And with great color. It's nice to eat something so vibrant.

Cathy at Wives with Knives 25/8/11 16:03

Wow, Angie, what a gorgeous dish! Can't wait to roast some beet chips. The color is amazing!

Mother Rimmy 26/8/11 04:41

Love the beet chips! I'm a new convert to the health benefits of beets. My mom used to served canned pickled beets and that turned me off for years. Now I love them steamed and roasted. Can't wait to try your chips!

Rosita Vargas 27/8/11 00:50

Exquisite and beautiful color,looks absolutely beautiful,hugs.Rosita

Kim 27/8/11 22:41

wow, i love the brown rice and beet combo here!! the roasted beet chips look fantastic!

OysterCulture 28/8/11 03:47

Once again you combine things in ways I never thought of and now think, but why, it could have been me. This recipe looks delicious.

OfBaking 29/8/11 02:10

This is pure genius. Aside from my uncontrollable love for beets, what a great idea! The way the beets color this dish make it so beautiful and the beet chips add that crunch... ohh I just cannot wait to try this!

Cynthia 10/9/11 00:18

Angie, thanks for these excellent beet recipes. I am definitely going to give the beets chips recipe a try.


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