Beetroot Risotto

Risotto is really delicious at any time of the day and the addition of beetroot makes this pretty much a super-food, as beetroot are a rich source of potent antioxidants and nutrients. Next time I am going to scatter some

  • 200 g Cooked beetroot
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 130 g Risotto rice
  • 80 ml White wine
  • 400 ml Hot vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan, finely grated
  • Handful of arugula
  1. Puree half of the cooked beetroot and cut another half into small pieces. Ser aside. Heat the olive oil in a pan. Tip in shallot and garlic, then stir until translucent. Stir in rice until well-coated with oil. Pour in the white wine and beetroot puree. Simmer until all is absorbed.
  2. Pour in a third of the hot vegetable stock and set the timer to 18 mins. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the stock has been absorbed, then add half the rest of the stock and continue cooking and stirring until that has been absorbed.
  3. Add in the rest of the stock, stir, then simmer until cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in most of the Parmesan, arugula and the diced beetroot through the risotto. Serve with Parmesan and arugula scattered on top.


Karen 17/12/10 18:50

I have quite a soft spot for risotto and this looks like a very interesting combination. Love the beautiful color of the risotto and the araugula on top. Yum!!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 17/12/10 19:03

I love risotto, and this is such a unique spin on it! I will have to keep this in mind next time I eye a beetroot at the farmer's market! Thanks for sharing, Angie. Have a great weekend.

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy 17/12/10 20:16

What a beautiful color.I absolutely love beets..I really hope I ll be able to reproduce a gorgeous plateful of risotto when I make it

Cherine 17/12/10 20:17

What a colorful delicious looking risotto!

Mary Bergfeld 17/12/10 20:41

What a gorgeous color. Your risotto would be perfect for a holiday buffet. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Unknown 17/12/10 21:15

This looks fantastic, what a stunning colour! Looks cheerful and delicious.
*kisses* HH

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 17/12/10 21:16

I haven't a clue where i would get beetroot but the color looks amazing and I would love to try it! Thanks!

Finla 17/12/10 21:20

Healthy, delicious and looks beautiful and love the color.

Belinda @zomppa 17/12/10 21:22

That is so unusual but beautiful!

foodtravelandwine 17/12/10 21:28

I just love the colour and taste of this risotto!.....Wonderful!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Anonymous 17/12/10 21:37

amazing one Angie..very innovative

Priya Suresh 17/12/10 22:32

Wow thats a catchy and delectable risotto..

Faith 17/12/10 23:35

I absolutely love the naturally sweet flavor of beets...I bet they're fantastic in risotto!

Carol 17/12/10 23:51

I love beets and risotto and never thought to put the two together! Beautiful color and looks delicious!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) 18/12/10 00:12

this looks simply droolworthy,so delicious darling...

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 18/12/10 00:45

I love the colors in this dish, I've never had anything like it. I need to correct that. I've got to start trying beets again, they are so good for you.

Peggy 18/12/10 01:04

This looks like a gorgeous dish! Love the presentation and color of the risotto!

[Reply] 18/12/10 01:35

I love beets and I love risotto! You did a great job with pairing both of these delicious foods. Thank you!

ann low 18/12/10 01:56

I love the pinkish color of this dish. Very pretty and sounds so healthy too :)
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She's Cookin' 18/12/10 02:11

Another simple, yet elegant dish like the red and yellow beets I raved about last week! Very unique spin on risotto and the red is so festive - love it!

She's Cookin' 18/12/10 02:16

Correction - it was oranges and beets,clicked on it again! Still beautiful and still going to serve it as the salad at our Christmas brunch!

Unknown 18/12/10 03:10

This is such a creative recipe for risotto and I love the color:)

Puja 18/12/10 04:56

Such a beautiful color you got..looks very very tempting!

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 18/12/10 06:05

Look at that color! I bet it taste even better than it looks!

PS~making your walnut rosemary shortbread in the morning! :)

Jeannie 18/12/10 07:45

My family is not partial to beet but this dish does looks festive!

My Little Space 18/12/10 15:21

Hi ya Angie, I'm back! And still in one piece! haha... :o) Hope everything is well at your side. The risotto looks so festive. Love the pinky colour. Hope you're enjoying your day!
Blessings, Kristy
p/s have all your X'mas shopping done? What about the stock up for X'mas? Done too?

Anonymous 18/12/10 15:44

Super cool recipe! I love risotto and beets.

lisaiscooking 18/12/10 15:49

I've never made beet risotto, but it sounds delicious! And, the color is so great. I need to make this!

Abhilash 18/12/10 16:14

A new recipe and new method.. looks delicious

Katie@Cozydelicious 18/12/10 16:17

This is so pretty! Love the beet color. I have two huge beets in my frisge so I think this is on the menu for me this week!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 18/12/10 22:01

I love the earthy taste of beets and imagine they're wonderful against the delightful creaminess of risotto. Another grand dish, Angie!

Joanne 18/12/10 22:45

Mmm i'm not the biggest beet fan but even i can tell that that's delicious!

chow and chatter 18/12/10 22:51

wow love this and it would be a neat side for christmas with the color

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels 19/12/10 01:21

Beautiful risotto! I love risotto but I would have never of thought of pairing it with beets. What a creative and delicious sounding combination.

Torviewtoronto 19/12/10 03:30

lovely colour
happy holidays

Indonesia Eats 19/12/10 08:24

What a brilliant idea! and healthy too...

Pete 19/12/10 10:31

I love the colour and it looks very delicious!

Carolyn 19/12/10 12:11

I have to confess, I am not really a fan of beets. It is the one food I don't really like. It certainly makes for a pretty risotto, though and I bet for people who like beets, it tastes wonderful!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 19/12/10 15:35

Magnificent! I am a big fan of beetroot.



Food For Tots 19/12/10 15:46

The dish looks so striking and impressive with its red hue! And healthy too! ;)

Boulder Locavore 19/12/10 15:52

I recently had a contest on my blog for a fabulous beet recipe, being one who is a 'beet eater' but wanting to be a 'beet lover' (working through my beet issues!). I love risotto and this is beautiful too! Being root vegetable season I have alot of beets right now waiting for a dish. Will be trying this soon. Thank you!

Amy 19/12/10 17:04

This sounds wonderful! I love beets and risotto and putting them together is heavenly! I want to make this :)!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 19/12/10 17:23

If only I could get my husband to eat beets, I'd be a happy gal. What a beautiful-looking risotto, Angie! I love beets, especially roasted.

delphcotecuisine 19/12/10 17:26

delicious idea this risotto with beetroot, it looks very yummy...
bises from France

Namitha 19/12/10 18:23

wow..I'm loving the color...

Hornsfan 19/12/10 18:36

Beautiful color, that risotto looks so fabulous and festive for the holidays :)

Elisabeth 19/12/10 19:30

Angie-What a festive risotto to have for the Christmas holiday. I love beets, but have never incorporated it in risotto. I can imagine how delicious it turned out.
With my recent post of the farfalle with basil pesto, and your beet risotto, that would make a lovely pair at a holiday party...just a thought!

Devaki 19/12/10 21:01

I would never have thought of a red risotto - this is very interesting with the beet root :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Velva 20/12/10 01:33

Definitely a superfood! Love beets. No doubt I would enjoy this risotto too.


Joy 20/12/10 01:58

I love beets. I would never think of incorporating it in a risotto.

Christine Ho 20/12/10 04:17

The risotto got the lovely red from the beetroot, very stunning colour and attractive!

dining table 20/12/10 06:50

The color is so lovely! It made the whole dish more appetizing!

La Bella Cooks 20/12/10 07:40

The color alone is quite inviting but it also sounds so delicious. How festive!

Pavithra Elangovan 20/12/10 15:46

Angie the color is more tempting.. and beets in rissotto sounds healthy.. beautiful picture as always.. BEautiful colors...

Anonymous 20/12/10 18:55

This is so awesome! Just love the color!

Emily Z 20/12/10 21:41

You seem to be in a beetroot mood as of late! I love risotto so much... yet I never make it for some reason. Yours looks wonderful!

Brian Samuels Photography 20/12/10 22:32

I will eat beets in any form I can get 'em... and risotto sounds like a delightful way!

tigerfish 20/12/10 23:05

I have not cooked risotto at home before but absolutely like your take on risotto using beetroot :)

tasteofbeirut 20/12/10 23:25

I had seen a recipe for beetroot basmati that is Iraki I believe, anyway it caught my eye, as I love beetroot; this risotto is wonderful and the addition of parmesan and white wine, make it irresistible!

Stella 21/12/10 00:22

Ooh, this is a vegetarian beauty! What a lovely and healthful beet dish-I would love a serving for dinner tonight;-)

Claudia 21/12/10 04:09

Wow Angie - festive, scrumptious, pleasing to the eye and delicious. It doesn't get any better than this!

Bakericious 21/12/10 05:17

this is a colorful dish, looks so inviting.

Biren @ Roti n Rice 21/12/10 05:26

Interesting combination! The beetroot gives the risotto a very pretty color.

Dimah 21/12/10 10:35

oh wow! your risotto looks delicious!

Unknown 22/12/10 23:24

oh love the last pic and the colours looks awesome, i so dam sure to make them :)


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