Beetroot and Mint Risotto

The at-home cooking adventures continue with this delicious beetroot and goat’s cheese risotto topped with fresh mint, best served alongside an ice-cold glass of Ribena squash! Get the ingredients below and follow the method in the video.

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Cooking Time

25 mins

Total time

25 mins


5-6 (depending on glassware)


  • good glug of olive oil
  • knob of butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100ml nice white wine
  • 300g roasted beetroot, puréed
  • 300g roasted beetroot, chopped
  • 350g risotto rice
  • 1L veg stock
  • 1 lemon
  • Fresh mint leaves (loads!)
  • Goat’s cheese


Step 1

Add oil to the pan with half the amount of butter.

Step 2

Once melted, add the onion and crushed garlic to the pan.

Step 3

Add the rice and white wine and stir until the wine has boiled off.

Step 4

Next add a spoonful of the beetroot puree and a little stock.

Step 5

Add in the remaining butter, roasted beetroot, mint leaves and zest of the lemon.

Step 6

Serve in bowls and garnish with the Goat’s cheese and more mint leaves.