Beetroot risotto? I was also a bit dubious at first, but it’s actually delicious and it’s actually a nice change from the typical mushroom recipe! My six-year-old niece absolutely loved it, who doesn’t like to eat pink food really?
Also, on top of being very cute, beetroot has many health benefits:
Improves blood pressure
Prevents heart disease
Improves stamina and endurance performance
Boosts brain function
Detoxifies the body and clean the blood
Helps fight chronic diseases
Helps with sugar cravings
This recipe serves 4.
Preparation time: about 45 minutes.
Beetroot – cooked – , 600g
Risotto rice, 300g
Feta cheese, 200g
Vegetable broth, 1000ml
Shallot, 2 big
Mint, a handful
Lamb’s lettuce (also called corn salad) or any other kind of lettuce, 100g
To begin with, have all your ingredients ready and set them aside separately – it’ll save some trouble. When you make risotto, you need to stir continuously so your hands are busy pretty much all the time:
* toast the walnuts
* chop the shallots
* crumble the feta cheese
* grate the beetroot
* finely chop the mint
Don’t forget to cook the beetroot if that’s not done yet.
Now, you can start the cooking process. Fry the shallots in a little olive oil for about two minutes. Then, add the risotto rice and stir until it gets translucent.
Add 1/4 of the broth, cook over a medium heat and keep stirring until all the stock is absorbed. Then add another 1/4, stir continuously until the broth is absorbed again. Repeat the procedure until there is no broth left. Make sure you keep stirring the whole time so you get a nice creamy texture.
It should take about 25-30 minutes. If you see that the rice isn’t cooked enough, you can add some more water.
When the rice is about to be ready, add the grated beetroot and cook for another 5 minutes. Then, add 2/3 of the feta cheese and stir until it has totally melted, salt and pepper to taste.
Display the plates, add a handful of lettuce, and serve the risotto on top. Then, add the walnuts, the rest of the feta cheese and the mint.
Share with your loved ones, it’ll taste better.