Goodly™ Beautiful Beet Risotto with Preserved Lemon
Risotto is an easy dish to make for dinner and Beautiful Beet Soup gives it a stunning colour and flavour.
Puree the Beautiful Beet Soup in a blender and reserve. Place the water in a pot and bring to a simmer.
In another pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook until soft but not brown. Add the rice and sauté for a minute to coat it with the oil. Add 1 cup (250 mL) of the water and let it absorb into the rice while stirring frequently. After you’ve added 3 cups (750 mL) of water, switch to the pureed beet soup. Continue adding liquid and stirring until the rice is tender but still firm to the bite, using all the water if needed. The risotto should be flowing and not a thick mass of rice. Season to taste and vigorously beat in the cheese and butter. Stir in half of the preserved lemon, saving the other half for garnish. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the reserved preserved lemon and additional Parmesan if desired.
Makes 4 small or 2 large, main course servings