Taste of Cyprus Local Food Beetroot mushroom risotto 

Beetroot mushroom risotto 

Ingredients:

2-3 tablespoons olive oil

½ onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic

3 mushrooms, sliced

3 beetroots, cooked and grated

½ cup white wine

1 ½ cup arborio rice (rice for risotto)

4 cups vegetable broth

1 tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated

salt & pepper

Method:

Step 1:

First chop the onion, mince the garlic and peel and grate the beetroot into fine shreds using a rough cheese grater. In a medium pot heat up the oil and cook the onions until translucent, add the garlic and cook for about 1 more minute.

Step 2:

Add the rice and cook while stirring until the rice becomes translucent, then deglaze with the white wine. Start adding the vegetable broth, while continuously stirring. Whenever the broth has gone, add a little more and so on.

Step 3:

Do this until about half of the broth is cooked into the rice, then add the beetroot shreds and the mushrooms. Continue adding the broth and stirring the rice until all of the broth is gone. Taste the rice for desired creaminess and consistency- add a little more or less broth, if needed.

Step 4:

Once you feel the risotto is finished add butter and parmesan and mix in well with the risotto.

Step 5:

Finally add salt & pepper to taste.

 

Top Stories

45 year old woman arrested in 72 kilo cannabis case

  Police have made a fourth arrest in connection with 72 kilos of cannabis that was discovered in a Limassol warehouse last week. Three men aged...

NASA resumes human spaceflight from U.S. soil with historic SpaceX launch

  SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking...

Trump postpones G7 summit, seeks to add countries to invitation list

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September...

‘I can’t breathe’ protests heat up as curfews imposed in several U.S. cities

Civil unrest flared and curfews were imposed in several major U.S. cities on Saturday as demonstrators took to the streets to vent outrage at...

Bright and sunny today, dust from tomorrow

  The weak low pressure that is affecting the area is receding and light dust is possible in the atmosphere tomorrow and Tuesday, the Met...

Taste

Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...

Spiced lamb with beetroot salad and scented yoghurt

Lay the lamb on a tray, skin side down. Rub with crushed garlic, sprinkle with spices and ground pistachios, wrap in plastic wrap and...

Easy seafood pasta with white wine sauce

Ingredients: 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped 2-3 tablespoons of whipped cream 1/3 cup white wine 300g spaghetti, roughly broken 300-400g of...

Traditional salads that will blow your mind away

This traditional salads will make you actually love salads! Cyprus may be famous for souvla and kleftiko but if you try the traditional salads with...