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    Default Question about fresh beetroot

    I want to cook a fresh beet in a risotto tonight - should I cook it first and then add it in to the risotto when the risotto is nearly ready, or is there some way to cook it all together, without having a totally pink risotto? Will it be soft if I do it all together? It will be diced into small pieces.

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    Definitely have to cook it first if you don't want pink risotto. Can put it in raw of it is is cut up small-ish and it will cook. Bur your risotto will be pink. It's nice if you roast in in the oven first.

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    Thanks JM.

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    I was going to suggest roasting it first too - don't forget to wear gloves so you don't have pink hands!

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    Thanks Kazbah.

    So wrap it in foil and bung it in the oven? Should I put olive oil or something over it first? I haven't baked one before. Trying to find tips, but Google is not my friend today

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    Yup, I was going to say yum, roast it
    You can eat it raw, so if it doesn't get completley cooked it's still yummy.

    Oh, I want roasted beetroot now...

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    ooh, found one! Thanks girls

    ETA - Lenny you can share this one. It's enormous

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    PacRakMG- are you kidding? This is exactly what we're having for dinner tonight!!!!

    Yup, what the others have said- roast it first, and then cook like a pumpkin risotto

    YUM!

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    LOL, that's awesome, Krystals! Too funny. What else are you putting in your one....yep fishing for ideas here

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    zucchini and parmesan... we have too many zucchinis and I just like parmesan LOL. I'll grate the zucchini- it won't do much flavour wise, the beets and cheese will take care of that, but it will bulk the veggie value

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    Cool, yum!

    I've got some chicken and some mushrooms that I want to use. See what I can do with it

    Enjoy!

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    Beetroot with spinach and Meredith goat's cheese is sensational!

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    Oh yum. Sounds beautiful JM.

    It's nearly ready. It's been in for an hour, but it was still a little hard in the middle. It was a bloody big beet!

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