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beet risotto with goat cheese

I’m obsessed with beets.

Particularly in the form of this super creamy beet risotto with goat cheese! Just look at that bright ruby color, those creamy rivers of cheese running down the side….I don’t really have much else to say than holy, holy yum.

I think I could live off this stuff (well, and this). If my complexion begins to get a little ruddy, we’ll all know why.

Head over to The Tasty Kitchen Blog to see my full photo step-by-step recipe!

Red hands are hot.

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42 Comments

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    May 21, 2011 at 5:33 am

    The color is absolutely incredible!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    May 21, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I’ve never seen red risotto before! Guess there’s really a first for everything!!

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg
    May 21, 2011 at 6:08 am

    The red color is so beautiful!

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    Tasha @ Voracious
    May 21, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Beets are one of my very favorite things, but I’ve never had them like this before. I’m trying to imagine how incredible they must taste paired with goat cheese. So much sweet earthiness; I bet it’s an incredible combination. I like to pair beets with white beans, a dollop of mayo, a pinch of sea salt, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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    Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    May 21, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I LOVE beets, but don’t really love the staining they leave behind. I’ve never made or thought about making beet risotto, it looks delicious!

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    Molly @ RDexposed
    May 21, 2011 at 6:35 am

    YUM. I just made sage and prossciutto risotto and was in love.

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    VeggieGirl
    May 21, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Haha you’ve been caught red-handed ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    May 21, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Not gonna lie…beets kinda really scare me…

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    Khushboo
    May 21, 2011 at 6:54 am

    U are my hero and literally read my mind! I’ve been looking for a good beet recipe and am also currently on a goat cheese kick ! now why didn’t I think to combine the 2!

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      Baking 'n' Books
      May 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      I am on such a goat cheese kick as well…by like 6 months now – and still going strong ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    May 21, 2011 at 7:03 am

    haha yes it definitely is the risk of working with beets! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tori (Fresh Fruition)
    May 21, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Red handed! Haha!

    And that looks amazing. I had a beet and goat cheese sandwich last week that was absolutely delicious. Amazing combo!

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    kaila @ healthy helper!
    May 21, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I’m a beet lover too! Especially roasted!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    May 21, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I love beets but also love rubber kitchen gloves when I am working with them.

    Once, in my CSA box, I got a half dozen locally grown beets and I proceeded to roast them and eat most of them at once. Needless to say, the unintentional liver detox was a bonus I hadnt planned on. lol

    Off to check out your recipe b/c I loveeee beets!

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    Katherine: Unemployed
    May 21, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I have blue hands from blueberries; I love beets too! I haven’t ever bough fresh though (I’m sure a sin)

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    May 21, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I love beets as well! Anytime I go to a restaurant & they have a beet salad, I have to get it. This dish looks beautiful!

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    Mellie
    May 21, 2011 at 8:21 am

    This looks really good!

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    May 21, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I’ve been obsessed with beet risotto as of late – we keep getting beets in our CSA produce box. I follow a recipe that involves zinfadel (or really any red wine). It’s so darn delicious – especially with toasted walnuts and parm. cheese on top! I like your addition of goat cheese though.

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    Christine (The Raw Project)
    May 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Gorgeous color, it looks amazing!

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    Amelia
    May 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

    What a beautiful dish!! I can’t believe how amazing that color is–look forward to trying your recipe!

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    Moni'sMeals
    May 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

    you and me both–obsessed with beets right now. I however have been getting Golden Beets at my market! Life changing! even better taste. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, red hands are hot and chins, lips, clothes. haha.

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    Ruth
    May 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Beets and goats cheese – perfect combo. Lovin’ the photo of the stained hands too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    May 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I love the ruby red color!

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    amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    May 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I have never tried Risotto before…but I loooove pretty much anything with feta! So I’m fairly certain I could eat a few helpings of this ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    May 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I’m obsessed with beets too! LOVE them roasted! I’ll definitely try this risotto for dinner next week!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    May 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    This looks great. I love beets! Red hands are part of the fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jennifer
    May 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I first read “Beef Risotto” and saw the bright red raw meat photo…yikes! Beet risotto sounds and looks much more appetizing.

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    Starr from Cali!
    May 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Jenna,

    I heart beets sooooo much! This recipe is divine!
    I wanted to let you know that I graduated yesterday with my master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. I started the program two years ago and that’s also when I started following your blog. YOU GOT ME through school with all of your recipes and wit. THANK YOU!

    Master Starr

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    Kim
    May 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    You just picked two of my favorite foods! I love beets, and I just learned that they are super healing and healthy for the digestive system as well. I can’t wait to try this.

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    Katrina
    May 22, 2011 at 12:57 am

    haha love your hands! This risotto looks fabulous!

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    Sarah@The Flying ONION
    May 22, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Oh yes. Red hands are so hot. As are orange, I’ve decided. Especially since the orange doesn’t go away. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    The Newlywed Chefs
    May 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    How originally delicious! We love this site- keep up the awesome work!

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    Tricia
    May 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

    This was AWESOME! Totally impressed some boys we had over for dinner. No it’s not blood ya doofus it’s beets and it’s delish.

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    Christina
    May 24, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Do you have a printer friendly version?

    Thanks!

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    StefanieK
    May 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I was hoping to make this tonight, but cannot find the printable recipe!! Please help! Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 12, 2011 at 7:00 am

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