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Saturday, August 17, 2013

~Cooking with JoJo's Day Programme (3)......Beetroot and Goat's Cheese Risotto~


I recently went in and did another Cooking Session with JoJo's Day Programme
This time the recipe was Beetroot and Goat's Cheese Risotto


from a now defunct Australian Good Food magazine
How I miss this magazine!!!



The pink rice caused quite a stir amongst the group LOL!!!


Top with Parsley when done and it really is a delicious meal but then again I love beetroot!!!


Some of the gang helped decorate it!!!


Beetroot  & Goat's Cheese Risotto
Serves 4 
Prep 5 m, Cook 30m
Gluten Free/Dairy Free

* 450g can whole baby beets (real ones prepared can be used as well)
* 21/2 C Chicken Stock.....I used Massel Gluten Free
* 25g butter.......can use olive oil, coconut oil or your favourite
* 1 chopped onion
* 2 crushed garlic cloves
* 2 C Arborio Rice
* 200g soft Goat's Cheese
* Parsley to garnish

*  Drain beetroot, reserve liquid
* Coarsley chop beetroot and set aside
* Add stock to reserved liquid
* Heat butter/oil in large saucepan on medium heat
* Add onion, cook 5m until softened
* Add garlic cloves, cook till fragrant......1m
* Add rice and stir to combine
* Add stock, 1/2C at a time and cook 20-25m until liquid has been absorbed and rice is tender
* Add beetroot and goat's cheese, cook 1-2m until heated through
* Top with more cheese if desired and garnish with the parsley

A lovely, lovely Risotto!!!
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking.....Dzintra

10 comments:

Cheryll said...

Oh YummmmMMM... will definitely use this recipe! Thanks :)

Ann said...

This really looks delicious!

Kath said...

who could fail to be cheered by a plate of pink deliciousness!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH HOW DELICIOUS THIS LOOKS! I have to give beetroot a try; I wonder if it's the same as BEETS? I am not fond of pickled beets, so the word "BEET" make me suspicious!!! But combined with rice? Well that warrants further investigation of the tasting kind!!!

Hello there sweet Dzintra! Do you have a cough? OH dear, your weather change is probably bringing it on; you with a new spring, us with fall just around the corner. CHEERS to you and in French we say, A VOTRE SANTÉ (To your health!)

Much love, Anita

Anne M said...

That looks so pretty Dzintra and tasty.

Anne xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DZINTRA! And I wish YOU a speedy recovery from that cough. Let spring begin chez toi, and YOU ARE GOING TO BE AT THE BEACH A LOT THIS SUMMER while we're in snow! I love that we can share our dual worlds...love! Anita

Rachaeldaisy said...

Yum!! Pink is my favourite colour and I love beetroot and goats cheese together. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I really want to try this.

Nat Palaskas said...

Yum and pretty! I love beetroot I think I will try that. What a treat for them all - hugs Nat

Palomasea said...

Dzintra, dearest, I apologize for such a lengthy absence, but I'm trying to get back into the groove of a Fall routine...and I've missed so much here!
I have been thinking of you and am So relieved that you are on the mend and ready to sing again! :)

This dish looks gorgeous...I will try it out...we are beet people over here, for sure...
Off to catch up with ALL of your posts...
Much love and many hugs,
- Irina

Palomasea said...

Dzintra, dearest, I apologize for such a lengthy absence, but I'm trying to get back into the groove of a Fall routine...and I've missed so much here!
I have been thinking of you and am So relieved that you are on the mend and ready to sing again! :)

This dish looks gorgeous...I will try it out...we are beet people over here, for sure...
Off to catch up with ALL of your posts...
Much love and many hugs,
- Irina

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