Orzotto is the name for our lighter, risotto-style dish made with small, rice-shaped pasta called “orzo”, which has a velvety texture when cooked. Fresh beetroot gives this its distinctive colour and is paired with our mustard seed, peppercorn and dill blend. A white wine reduction provides depth and the creamy goat's cheese melts into the pasta along with wilted rocket. This dish is excellent as a light supper and can be made extra decadent with some smoked salmon on top.

Cook our delicious Beetroot Orzotto in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Beetroot Orzotto. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Mustard Dill Seasoning pot, a White Wine Reduction pot and a Orzotto Stock pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Beetroot Orzotto in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Mustard Dill Seasoning
  • White Wine Reduction
  • Orzotto Stock

Your shopping list:

1
onion
 
150g
orzo pasta (or risotto rice for GF)
 
200g
cooked beetroot
 
80g
(crumbly)
 
50g
rocket
 
10g
butter
 
50g
smoked salmon(optional)
 
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Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Cook the onion

    Boil 400ml of water in your kettle.

    Melt the butter in a non-stick lidded pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cover with a lid for 5 mins to soften.

    Add the MUSTARD DILL SEASONING and mix it in. 

  • 2.

    Add the beetroot

    Add the orzo pasta and fry for 1 min, then add the WHITE WINE REDUCTION and a splash of water to the pan.

    Add the beetroot and mix well. 

  • 3.

    Let it simmer

    Add the ORZOTTO STOCK pot with 400ml boiling water. Bring it to the boil then cover with a lid (slightly askew), turn the heat down to medium-low and cook for 15-20 mins, stirring every so often. Add 100ml more water if it’s getting too dry. 

  • 4.

    Add the goat's cheese

    When the pasta is cooked to your liking (it should be soft, like risotto), stir in half of the goat’s cheese.

    Add a handful of rocket and stir it in to wilt it. 

  • 5.

    Serve!

    Serve the pasta topped with some fresh rocket and a few teaspoons of goat’s cheese as garnish. If you’re having smoked salmon, arrange the slices on top of the orzotto. 

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Beetroot Orzotto Reviews

BASED ON 796 reviews

Louise - Jun 08, 2019

Not the best

Sue - Jun 02, 2019

I really liked this but would serve as a side dish. I didn't have any goats cheese so used Philadelphia with Chives and that went really well. I enjoyed it with the smoked salmon but think it would also work well with bacon or sausages.

Branwen - May 15, 2019

It was ok. The beetroot didn’t really provide much flavour, only colour. Won’t be ordering it again!

Alex - May 07, 2019

I would add toasted pine nuts...needs the texture.

karen - May 03, 2019

Was took keen on it but will suit others

Sharon - May 02, 2019

Ok ish just a beetroot risotto in the end but quite tasty due to comments about it being salty I used feta & seemed to work fine

Toni - May 01, 2019

Don’t want anything with smoked salmon

Vicky - Apr 24, 2019

Absolutely gorgeous!

Paula - Apr 22, 2019

Not to our taste

Paula - Apr 22, 2019

Not to our taste

Sara - Apr 19, 2019

It was okay

Andrew - Apr 19, 2019

Advice: leave out the goats cheese, salmon and beetroot and have it as a side. The goats cheese really ruined it for me. Very salty. Will definitely not have it again

Louise - Apr 19, 2019

Not a favourite

Louise - Apr 10, 2019

Tasted lovely, didn’t use the goats cheese and still tasted great

Samantha - Apr 09, 2019

Didn’t get recipe

Katie - Apr 07, 2019

Brilliant

Victoria - Apr 02, 2019

Delicious - replaced rocket with spinach as I had some left over

Jessica - Mar 25, 2019

No thanks!

Grainne - Mar 24, 2019

I found this meal very overpowering with all the tastes. I don't think the smoked salmon added to it at all.

Anna - Mar 18, 2019

Not my favourite - despite the beetroot and goats cheese, there wasn’t a huge amount of flavour. Only thing I’ve made where the leftovers were thrown out!

Gary - Mar 16, 2019

Way too salty for my taste, the beetroot gave it a weird texture, maybe grated it rather than cubed would work better

Susan - Mar 13, 2019

Very salty !

John-Paul - Mar 03, 2019

Very tastier

Miranda - Feb 26, 2019

Too salty, bland in flavour and poor texture.

sandra - Feb 26, 2019

An unusual dish and something I wouldn't usually choose to make but it was very good. Would make it again.

Christina - Feb 20, 2019

Added a bit of red chilli powder, initially to enhance the colour (but also enhanced the taste as well), salt and swapped goat's cheese for light mozzarella. No need for smoked salmon

Katie - Feb 18, 2019

Delicious, more than enough to make 3 portions too

Philip - Feb 15, 2019

Awful

Helen - Feb 15, 2019

I’m sorry but I hated this! Please do not send again!

Tam - Feb 13, 2019

We didn't enjoy this dish, we did use risotto rice rather than orzotto (as suggested) perhaps thats what ruined it for us. Big fans of beetroot and goats cheese. But sadly, this didnt work for us.

Rob - Feb 07, 2019

I had it with risotto rice and was a little less enthused after adding the goats cheese (not too fond of the smell), however it tastes really nice!

Sally - Feb 05, 2019

Wasn’t great need more flavour or maybe some spices. Though I like spicy food so probably wasn’t a good one to pick.

Jo - Feb 01, 2019

Very nice but I couldn’t find orzo so I used risotto rice

Suzy - Feb 01, 2019

Very stodgy and a bit too salty

Anna - Jan 30, 2019

Delicious! I used Abergavenny goats cheese and oak smoked salmon on ours

Anna - Jan 25, 2019

Absolutely yummy! I used Abergavenny goats cheese which was super creamy and oak smoked salmon on top.

Helen - Jan 25, 2019

An unusual but pleasantly different dish.

Luke - Jan 21, 2019

Not sure why I didn't enjoy it but I didn't. Like a poor cousin of the butternut squash rissoto. Don't think I would order again.

Susan - Jan 16, 2019

Very tasty

Diane - Jan 11, 2019

Certainly didn't look as good as the picture. Not as vibrant! Don't think the suggested option of smoked salmon did anything to enhance it. The risotto itself had a good flavour and didn't need anything else added.

Connor - Jan 08, 2019

Amazing!

Victoria - Jan 02, 2019

Yummy and different, would cook again.

Helen - Dec 29, 2018

Way too weird, sorry.....

Helen - Dec 24, 2018

Different and very nice. Will make it again but without the white wine reduction as teetotal.

Tara - Dec 11, 2018

Not for me.

Chris - Dec 10, 2018

It was quite heavy. A bit too rich and too sweet as well. Would be ok as a much smaller portion.

Deanne - Dec 10, 2018

The best dish on simply cook!

andrew - Dec 09, 2018

Would be better as a starter rather than a main. My least favorite dish so far and wouldn't order again

Moira - Dec 07, 2018

A bit strange. I did quite enjoy it but I probably wouldn’t choose it again.

Natasha - Dec 06, 2018

Best one yet. So tasty

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