Kate's Cuisine

Aug 02 2010

Dramatic Red Beet Risotto

1 1/4-pound beets, trimmed, rinsed, and peeled $1.50
1 tablespoon olive oil $0.18
6 – 7 cups vegetable broth $3.00
2 tablespoons butter $0.12
2 tablespoons olive oil $0.36
1 medium red onion, finely chopped $0.65
2 cups Basmati rice $1.75
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese $2.25
2 tablespoons butter $0.12
1/4 teaspoon salt $0.01
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper $0.01

Total Cost   $9.95

1.) Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.) Place whole, peeled beets on a large piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with one tablespoon olive oil and tightly wrap beets into a foil packet. Place packet on a baking sheet and roast until tender, about 45-55 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

3.) When the beets are cool enough to handle, cut them into 1/4″ cubes and set aside to cool.

4.) In a medium saucepan, warm vegetable broth over low heat. Keep at a bare simmer, covered.

5.) In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onion, stirring occasionally until softened but not brown, 8 – 10 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and stir rice into onions, stirring constantly for one minute. Pour in 3/4 cup of the vegetable broth, stirring until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about one minute. Reduce heat to low and ladle in another 1/2 cup of the warmed broth, stirring until the broth is almost completely absorbed.

6.) Continue adding 1/2 cup of broth at a time, stirring constantly and letting each addition be almost completely absorbed before adding the next. Continue this process for 20 minutes. The risotto is ready when the rice is mostly tender but with a hint of texture to it.

7.) At this point, stir in the roasted beets, Parmesan cheese, butter, salt, and pepper. Blend well and let it stand 3-4 minutes before serving.

8.) Serve and enjoy!

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12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Dramatic Red Beet Risotto”

  1. AcibiagoabYon 08 Aug 2010 at 9:00 am

    learned a lot

  2. ojason 11 Jan 2015 at 2:02 am

    thnx for this recipe i will try in my own experiment kitchen

  3. kateon 13 Jan 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Hope you like it, ojas! It’s as delicious as it is pretty!

  4. Valentines Day 2015on 07 Feb 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Very delicious recipe.. Thanks for sharing

  5. Rashmion 27 Mar 2015 at 1:29 am

    Hey nice recipe

  6. Akashon 27 Mar 2015 at 1:30 am

    Amazing.. i loved it

  7. Rashon 18 Mar 2016 at 6:43 am

    wow.. amazing

  8. gaurion 18 Mar 2016 at 6:44 am

    thanks for such a yummy recipe

  9. kateon 26 Mar 2016 at 11:17 am

    You’re welcome!

  10. HSC Result 2016on 04 Apr 2016 at 2:39 am

    Nice post

  11. CBSEon 04 Apr 2016 at 2:43 am

    Nice recipe

  12. Super Dancer Winneron 03 Dec 2016 at 4:53 am

    hey going grt job.. looking yummy…

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