Creamy Beetroot Risotto

Creamy Beetroot Risotto

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Risotto is a cheesy rice preparation that is now popular all over the world. In this fantabulous version, the risotto is embellished with grated beetroot and onions, which give a yummy taste and vibrant red colour to it.

A dash of thyme gives the Creamy Beetroot Risotto a tongue-tickling flavour while ingredients like vegetable stock and milk together with loads of cheese give it a luxuriant mouth-feel.

Do not add all the vegetable stock together. Add it 1/2 cup at a time, and continue to add once it is absorbed. Make sure you serve the risotto immediately because any dish with cheese has a tendency to get chewy after a while.

Try other recipes like Risotto Balls with Pizza Sauce and Creamy Mushroom Risotto .

Creamy Beetroot Risotto recipe - How to make Creamy Beetroot Risotto

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

1/4 cup fresh cream
1 cup grated beetroot
3/4 cup arborio rice , washed and drained
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt to taste
3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 cup grated processed cheese

Method
    Method
  1. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the rice and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the salt and mix well.
  5. Add ½ cup of vegetable stock, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till the vegetable stock gets evaporated, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Repeat step 5 with the remaining 3 cups of vegetable stock.
  7. Add the beetroot, milk and thyme, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Switch off the flame, add the fresh cream and cheese and mix well.
  9. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy195 cal
Protein6.1 g
Carbohydrates9.4 g
Fiber1.7 g
Fat14.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A534.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.4 mg
Vitamin C22.5 mg
Folic Acid6.9 mcg
Calcium232.6 mg
Iron1.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium75.8 mg
Potassium99.9 mg
Zinc0.4 mg

Reviews

Creamy Beetroot Risotto
 on 03 Apr 17 02:44 PM
5

This recipe is so unique of combining beetroot with risotto , the creaminess makes it more tasty and delicious.I served this with pasta and garlic bread.