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:

orzo pasta (or risotto rice for GF)
cooked beetroot
smoked salmon(optional)

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 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. 


Beetroot Orzotto Reviews

BASED ON 482 reviews

Philip - Feb 15, 2019


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


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

Dawn - Dec 02, 2018

Not sure about this one. Wouldn’t order again as not to my taste

Heidi - Dec 01, 2018

So tasty. Keep buying this one.

Lynne - Nov 28, 2018

Lovely - smoked salmon seems unnecessary

Steve - Nov 21, 2018

We used Risotto rice whch came out fine. Easy to cook and a tasty dish, recommend.

Jennie - Nov 15, 2018

Really good and something different

Daniel - Nov 14, 2018

The beetroot was overpowering and too sweet and didn't balance the dish. I wasn't keen on the flavour combination. The first disappointing meal we've done.

Matt - Nov 08, 2018


Paula - Nov 07, 2018

Delicious used risotto rice

Stuart - Nov 03, 2018

Enjoyed it but it was very rich. Would maybe have it as a side with some beef next time

Helen - Oct 28, 2018

Just not for me

Alex - Oct 27, 2018

Made this with normal rice and it was lovely

Ciaran - Oct 27, 2018

Divided opinion in our house

Karin - Oct 25, 2018

nice and easy second time I have done left out smoked salmon did not need it

Rachel - Oct 22, 2018

A bit sweet and heavy. If using salmon don't add the cheese too. Would make a better side than main

Judith - Oct 19, 2018

Very strange sweet taste. Didn't really like it

Beverley - Oct 18, 2018


Claire - Oct 17, 2018

Was nervous about trying this but so glad we did, another delicious experience!

Nicola - Oct 12, 2018

I chose this for my husband as he loves beetroot. I don't like beetroot......but I do now!!

Janice - Oct 06, 2018

Second time I’ve had it. It’s ok but not my favourite.

Janice - Oct 06, 2018

Second time I’ve had it. It’s ok but not my favourite.

Julie - Oct 02, 2018

I didn't think I would like this when it was coming as I'm not keen on Dill but I was pleasantly surprised at the end result ???? I love the texture. If I made it again I would lose the Dill and mustard.

Rachel - Sep 30, 2018

Too strong and heavy. Would make a better starter

Deanne - Sep 26, 2018

Just delicious.

Andrew - Sep 24, 2018

More subtly flavoured than most Simply Cook dishes, but absolutely delicious

Paul - Sep 19, 2018

Seemed a bit wierd at first but it's actually pretty good.

Sarah - Sep 17, 2018

Loved it

Megan - Sep 16, 2018



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