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 Orzotto Stock pot and a White Wine Reduction 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
  • Orzotto Stock
  • White Wine Reduction

Your shopping list:

orzo pasta
cooked beetroot
goat cheese (crumbly)
smoked salmon(optional)

Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Boil 400ml of water in your kettle. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion. Stir occasionally to soften it for 3 mins, then add the Mustard Dill Seasoning and mix it in.

  • 2.

    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.

    Add the Orzotto Stock with 400ml boiling water. Bring it to the boil then cover with a lid (slightly askew), reduce the heat to medium-low and let it cook for 15-20 mins, stirring every so often. You can add 100ml more water if it’s getting too dry.

  • 4.

    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 in bowls, topped with some fresh rocket and a couple of teaspoons of goat’s cheese as garnish, which will slowly melt. If you’re having smoked salmon, arrange the slices on top of the orzotto.


Beetroot Orzotto Reviews

BASED ON 233 reviews

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


Lyndsay - Sep 15, 2018

Very easy and tasty even without using salmon would definitely have again

neal - Sep 14, 2018

Tasty - all the better for the salmon!

Tanya - Sep 03, 2018

A real surpirse very tasty

Lesley-Anne - Sep 02, 2018

This was amazing, so tasty, lovely with the smoked salmon too

Lisa - Sep 01, 2018

Delicious, without the smoked salmon.

Pamela - Aug 30, 2018

Loved it loved it loved it!!!!!!!

Pamela - Aug 28, 2018

Loved it. Not a fan of feta cheese so used a crumbly Lancashire instead. Think it would’ve been to salty for my taste if I’d liked feta. Would definitely get it again

Martin - Aug 28, 2018

Gorgeous recipe bursting with flavour!

Jo - Aug 26, 2018

Lovely, quick & easy to make & very filling.

Catherine - Aug 23, 2018

Lovely. Unusual. Very slightly too salty

Kelly - Aug 22, 2018

Used feta instead which was delicious!

Leslie - Aug 22, 2018

Made this with risotto rice as suggested for a gluten free version, and substituted a red onion squash (similar to butternut) and added some cubed aubergine. Absolutely delicious veggie meal.

Natalie - Aug 17, 2018

Not my thing

Sally - Aug 15, 2018

I dont know if i did something wrong because this looked great but just tasted a bit bland. Was disappointed.

Ina - Aug 14, 2018


Dawn - Aug 11, 2018

We left off the salmon and used a tiny bit of grated cheddar over the top and OH MY DAYS IT WAS AMAZING .My new fave. Ordered it again.

Rebecca - Aug 08, 2018

Really good. Not a fan of salmon so I used sliced chicken and it was really tasty

Zoe - Jul 21, 2018

Didn’t think I would like this but was pleasantly surprised

Tess - Jul 11, 2018

Beautiful flavours albeit just slightly saltier than I would have gone for. Very easy to cook and delightful texture.

Lydia - Jul 01, 2018

Was yum ! But a tad salty less is always better!

christopher - Jun 29, 2018

It was OK but not as tasty as other ones.

Ciara - Jun 25, 2018

In hindsight, I maybe would have not bothered with the Goats Cheese, as it ruined the flavour of the beetroot for me. Loved the texture of the Orzo rice though, definitely would love to cook with it again!

John - Jun 17, 2018

Alternated goats cheese for Caerphilly, and used proscutio crudo instead of salmon, worked well

Stephanie - Jun 07, 2018

Yummy....Well worth a try!

Claire - Jun 05, 2018

Husband not a beetroot fan!

Anna - Jun 04, 2018

Very filling, amazing colour and delicious

Victoria - May 25, 2018

Needed a bit of salt and pepper to season but overall a tasty dish.

Emma - May 21, 2018

This one really didn't work for me. I found it very salty.

Laura - May 15, 2018

Loved this!!

Laura - May 14, 2018

I used feta cheese and it was lovely.

Anna - May 09, 2018

Looks great, tastes amazing!

Anna - May 02, 2018


Rebecca - Apr 28, 2018

Actually foul. I couldn’t finish more than two spoonfuls and I will pretty much eat anything.

Victoria - Apr 24, 2018

It was strange

Sian - Apr 14, 2018

Tastes as good as it looks.. absolutely recommend! We will be ordering this one again for sure :)

Charlotte - Apr 12, 2018

I enjoyed this but compared to other meals we have had from simply cook it was a little bland.

Helen - Apr 05, 2018

It was a bit of an odd combination of flavours... Not unpleasant, but not moorish either......????

Hayley - Mar 20, 2018

I really enjoyed this one!! Much more than I expected


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