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Beetroot Risotto Recipe

Beetroot risotto

Published: December 9, 2019 at 10:30 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Brighten up your risotto with vibrant beetroot for an easy vegetarian meal topped with goat's cheese and walnuts

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal556
fat24.1g
saturates12.7g
carbs59.9g
sugars10.1g
fibre5g
protein15.5g
salt1.5g
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Try this beetroot risotto then check more beetroot recipes. We've also got plenty more risotto recipes to try, such as our classic vegetarian risotto and healthy risotto.

For more veggie options, try our vegetarian lasagne, vegetarian moussaka and more vegetarian recipes.

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 250g risotto rice
  • 150ml white wine
  • 1 litre vegetable stock, hot
  • 300g pack ready-cooked beetroot
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • a small bunch flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 125g soft goat’s cheese
  • a handful walnuts, toasted and chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Melt the butter in a deep frying pan and cook the onion with some seasoning for 10 minutes until soft. Tip in the rice and stir until every grain is coated, then pour in the wine and bubble for 5 minutes. Add the stock a ladle at a time, while stirring, only adding more once the previous batch has been absorbed. 

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, take 1/2 the beetroot and whizz in a small blender until smooth, and chop the remainder. 

  • STEP 3

    Once the rice is cooked, stir through the whizzed and chopped beetroots, lemon zest and juice, and most of the parsley. Divide between plates and top with a crumbling of goat’s cheese, the walnuts and remaining parsley.

Check out more of our best risotto recipes...

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