Beetroot beetroot oh how I love you! Your beautiful red juice and gorgeous earthy flavour, I’m such a fan, but you problably know that, right? Beetroot humus, beetroot pancakes, beetroot flapjacks, beetroot curry and now beetroot risotto – it was only a matter of time eh?
This risotto is super special because I made it with a lovely mix of organic ancient grains (spelt, pearl barley, red lentils and green mung beans) which adds a lovely variety of textures and flavours and also additional nutrition. You can of course make it with aborio rice but I do think this mix really enhances the flavour and definitely the texture.
I decided to make this delicious beetroot risotto for two reasons firstly because I’m supporting #OrganicSeptember (you can read about this in my previous post), so the guys at Mr Organic kindly sent me some of their delicious range of products which included some gorgeous beetroot powder from Of The Earth. It’s such a vivid red colour it inspired me to make a beautiful richly red beetroot risotto, again can out tell I’m going for maximum beetroot here!
And the other reason was that our lovely friend Ben was coming for dinner – we had a lovely night, chatted, ate risotto and planned some recipe videos which we’ll be making in a few week time. As you can imagine I’m so excited! What do you think I should make first? Sweet or savoury….hmm decisions.
So I think (hope) if you’re a beetroot fan you’ll love this one. Love, Niki xx
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