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Beet Risotto
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Beet Risotto

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2010

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 4 cups 4cupsMeat Stock recipe
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupfinely chopped shallotshallots
  • 1-1/3 cups 1-1/3cupsshort grain rice, (such as arborio, Vialone Nano or carnaroli)
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupdry white vermouth or dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspfresh thyme
  • 1-1/4 tsp 1-1/4tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupgrated romano cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbutter
  • 4 4beetbeets
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Wrap beets in foil; roast in 350°F (180°C) oven until tender, about 1 hour. Peel and chop into 1/4-inch (5 mm) cubes to make 3 cups (750 mL); set aside.

In saucepan, bring stock to boil; reduce heat to low and keep warm.

In large deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté shallots until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add rice, stirring to coat and toast grains, about 2 minutes. Stir in vermouth until absorbed.

Add stock, 1/2 cup (125 mL) at a time and stirring after each addition until most of the liquid is absorbed before adding more, about 20 minutes total. Add beets, thyme, salt and pepper. Taste before adding last 1/2 cup (125 mL); rice should be loose, creamy but not mushy, and still slightly firm in centre of grain.

Remove from heat. Stir in Romano cheese and butter; let stand for 2 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 314 pro 10g total fat 9g sat. fat 3g
carb 47g fibre 2g chol 11mg sodium 680mg
potassium 530mg

% RDI:

calcium 8 iron 11 vit A 4 vit C 5
folate 32
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