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Beetroot risotto

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Beetroot risotto


  • Preheat the oven to 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan.
  • Wrap each beetroot in aluminum foil along with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper, 1 slice of garlic, and thyme.
  • Bake the beets for 30-40 minutes. Set them aside to cool.
  • Place a pot over high heat and add 4 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion, the garlic, add them to the pot, and sauté.
  • Add the rice and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pot with the wine, add the fennel leaves, a batch of the water and the stock. Keep adding the water in batches, stirring constantly for 12-15 minutes until the rice is ready.
  • Peel the beets and add them to a blender. Beat until they become a paste and then add it to the pot with the risotto. Add the balsamic vinegar and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, add the butter cut into cubes, and mix.
  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add the bacon. Cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve the risotto with the bacon, the gorgonzola, oregano, olive oil, and pepper.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
20 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
36 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
45 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
15 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
5 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
8 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
23 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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