fast cooking

Beet Risotto

Fall is in the air, which means more time to be in the kitchen cooking up warmer, cozier food. Well for me that is! So bring on the soup, chilli, risotto, all things comfort.

As you all know, risotto is a Fall fave in my household (see post here). And with our last harvest of the garden, beet risotto was a definite to do. Sweet and savoury, this dish is one that will be on repeat into the Winter months. And for my vegan friends, it is easily adaptable to suit your needs. I often forget how easy risotto is to make, which is always a thumbs up in my books. Plus look how pretty does this beet risotto look! 🙂

Here’s the dish –

Beet Risotto (yields 8 servings)

  • 3 cups aborio rice
  • 4 tbsp of unsalted butter/margarine/ or earth balance
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 7 cups of low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 1/4 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 large beets, shredded
  • S&P to taste
  • 1/2-1 cup pecorino cheese
  1. In a saucepan, bring vegetable broth to a simmer
  2. In another saucepan saute, butter, oil, onion, on medium heat until softened
  3. Add the shredded beets and cook, stirring until pan is dry (about 12-15 minutes)
  4. Add aborio rice to mixture, once coated add 2 ladles of vegetable broth
  5. Once absorbed add 2 more ladles of vegetable broth
  6. Repeat adding ladles of broth every five minutes on medium to low heat for 20 minutes
  7. Mix in the white wine as you go (I’ll add in a ladle of broth + ladle of wine as I go – this is all up to you!)
  8. Stir in the cooked beats and pecorino
  9. Keep stirring until cooked. Add tbsp by tbsp of water or wine if it is still too thick
  10. Top with rosemary, pecorino and a drizzle of olive oilIMG_5379

Get Cozy. xx