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Beetroot Risotto

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    Arborio Rice 75.0 grams

    Arborio Rice

    Beetroot 50.0 grams

    Beetroot

    Cherry Tomatoes 25.0 grams

    Cherry Tomatoes

    Garlic 6.0 grams

    Garlic

    Rocket leaves 25.0 grams

    Rocket leaves

    Shallots 15.0 grams

    Shallots

    Flat Leaf Parsley 2.0 grams

    Flat Leaf Parsley

    Fresh Oregano 1.0 grams

    Fresh Oregano

    Sage 1.0 grams

    Sage

    Cashew Paste by Let's Cook 40.0 grams

    Cashew Paste by Let's Cook

    Vegetable Stock By Let's Cook 200.0 ml

    Vegetable Stock By Let's Cook


    • Time : 30.0 mins
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    • Calories: 663.0 kcal
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    • Protein : 19.0 g
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    • Fat : 20.0 g
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    • Carb. : 111.0 g
    Mise en Place
    Prepare the vegetables as follows:

    Beetroot: Cut a quarter of the beetroot into cubes and grate the rest (or grate it all if you want to save time)
    Rocket leaves: wash and dry them
    Cherry Tomatoes: split them in half or use them whole for your salad
    Flat leaf Parsley, Fresh Oregano and Sage: chop them fine
    Garlic and Shallot : peel and mince them.
    Sauté the Shallots and Garlic
    Heat some oil in a sauce pan and gently sauté the shallots. Let the shallots go slightly translucent before adding the garlic and gently sautéing it.
    Sauté the Rice and Prepare the Risotto
    Lightly sauté the rice for a minute in some olive oil. Then add a little bit of the stock to the rice. Gently keep stirring it until all the stock has been absorbed by the rice. Repeat this process until all the stock has been absorbed. Just in case you find the rice has not cooked but you have run out of stock, use some water.
    Add the Grated Beetroot
    Add the grated beetroot and herbs. Gently mix well.
    Add the Cashew Paste
    Add the cashew paste just before serving the risotto. Mix it well. Should you wish, reserve some cashew paste for a garnish.
    Serve
    Mix the Rocket leaves and cherry tomatoes into a salad, dress with a little olive oil and serve on the side of the risotto.