Monday, May 07, 2007

Roast Baby Beetroot Risotto

Coming into the cooler months, beetroot is coming into season now, so I thought I'd put together this lovely Risotto. I won't bother giving you the recipe, because Risotto is mostly your basic recipe, and then you add whatever flavour you like to it.

For this risotto I just roasted the Baby Beets at 200c until they were soft, which took about an hour and chopped them up and mixed it into the risotto. I also sprinkled some Dill through and topped with some sour cream. The flavours are really the main flavours you would find in a Russian Borsch. So, what you have here is essentially a Russian Risotto - who would have thought? Look at the amazing colour of this dish!

10 comments:

Lucy said...

Beautiful colour indeed - love the sour cream and dill idea.

Kate said...

wow i must confess i've never had this version before.Looks tempting and definately worth a try !Nice blog u have here.Will by dropping by more often :)

Brooke said...

what a great color! I love risotto of any sor and this looks amazing :)

Adski said...

Lucy - yeh, the sour cream and dill really works with the beetroot in this dish. I'm part Russian, so the flavours bring back memories of when I was a kid, eating my nan's borsch! Yum!

Kate and Brooke- Thanks! It's definately worth a go, especially if you're into Risotto. Beware though, beetroot seems to take a lot longer to roast than your average vegetable!

Miss Eagle said...

This is fascinating. Must try. Thanks for the inspiration.

Adski said...

Hey Miss Eagle...
Let me know if you decide to give it a go.. would love to know how it works out.

Matthew said...

I tried it and it worked alright. Not great, but alright -- the colour certainly came through, but not too much flavour. It might have had something to do with the amount of beetroot I used (just one large beet), but I'm not sure.

Adski said...

Bummer Andrew...
Not sure why you didn't get much of the flavour, mine certainly was quite strong. The other thing you could have done was to mash up 3/4 of the beetroot and mix it through and then just stir through the rest of the chopped beets.
I found a similar recipe earlier today online- http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/recipe.asp?id=760
Good on you for giving it a go though.

Matthew said...

Yeah, in retrospect I don't think I used enough beetroot. At least I'll know to add more for next time!

Dazy said...

Somehow I just found your blog, and this is so cool! Can't wait to go through all the recipes!