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Beet risotto with kale on a white plate.
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Beet Risotto Recipe

The vibrant color of this one-pot beet risotto makes this a show-stopping side dish or vegetarian meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Entrees, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: One Pot, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 111kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion chopped
  • ¾ cups arborio rice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 medium beets peeled & grated (about 1 cup) - (See Note 1)
  • 2 kale leaves finely chopped (about 1 cup) - (See Note 2)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • Kosher salt to taste



  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan set over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and cook until they are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • To the onions, add the rice, garlic, vinegar and rosemary. Stir, cooking, until the rice is coated, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in the beets, kale and vegetable broth.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Cook until almost all of the liquid is absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve. Optional: Top with Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast.


Note 1: Cut off the ends of the beet, then use a vegetable peeler to peel off the outer skin. This can be messy work, so I recommend holding the beet with a paper towel or using food prep gloves. If you aren’t using gloves, wash your hands right away to avoid staining your skin with the beet juices.  Grate on a box grater.
Note 2: Swiss chard or spinach are good alternatives. If using spinach, stir it in at the last minute.
Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I provide nutritional information for my recipes as a courtesy to my readers. It is calculated using the LoseIt! calculator and Weight Watchers points are calculated using the Recipe Builder on their site. While I attempt to provide information that is as accurate as possible, you should calculate the nutritional information independently before relying on it.


Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 572.6mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 3.2g