Quickies (sort of) – Beet Risotto

19 May

I love this recipe from Cooking Light magazine.  It’s technically not a Quickie because it takes more than 20 minutes to prepare, but that is because of 20 minutes of simmer time.  Given that it’s a nice vegetarian option and I can find something productive to do after work with 20 minutes of simmer time, I include it here.  It did get a negative review from someone who said the beets didn’t cook enough.  I do medium dice here, about the size of my pinkie fingernail and the beets are just fine with the recommended cooking time.

Beet Risotto with Greens

I also cheat (a bit) by using prepared minced ginger and substituting chopped frozen greens for the Swiss chard (in this case, I used collard greens because they were in stock at my local grocer.  I also didn’t mix in the goat cheese.  I prefer the cheese on top, where I get more variation in flavor from bite to bite and can appreciate the goat cheese for what it brings to the mix.  I also didn’t bother to toast the walnuts.

It does make quite a bit.  We made a half recipe for 2 people and have Loved Overs.  This would be a great recipe as a side, but just look at the quantities of ingredients and adjust accordingly or you’ll be eating this for weeks.  Not that it’s a bad idea…

3 Responses to “Quickies (sort of) – Beet Risotto”

  1. emmycooks May 19, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    I grate my beets when I make risotto with them (I love the color!) and they cook through easily. I love the name of your blog, that’s the way to cook!

    • Mrs. U. May 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

      Thanks for the idea. I don’t have a high-quality food processor, so for me it is not quite as practical as just chopping, but I added your comment to the Facebook page. If I DID have a good food processor, I would definitely prefer to grate them as well.

  2. Dorathy Farlin May 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Good blog, thanks for share this article with us

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