New Year’s Lucky Round Risotto

  • Yield: 4 servings

When cooked, the beets turn the rice an amazing ruby color as they sweeten the dish.


1tablespoon olive oil
1small red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2medium beets, peeled and chopped
1cup arborio rice
4cups vegetable broth or water
2cups shredded red chard, Swiss chard, spinach or kale
1tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and beets. Saute 4 minutes until vegetables are slightly softened. Add rice and stir to coat well with oil. Add 1 cup liquid at a time, stirring often and cooking slowly until each cup of liquid is absorbed before adding another cup. Continue cooking 20 minutes in all. Add greens and continue to simmer 3 minutes. Add butter, cheese, salt and pepper.  

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 326
  • Fat 9g
  • Cholesterol 11mg
  • Sodium 71mg
  • Carbohydrate 52g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 8g