Beetroot Orzotto3.9/5 (BASED ON 796 reviews)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
Victoria - Apr 02, 2019
Delicious - replaced rocket with spinach as I had some left over
Jessica - Mar 25, 2019
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
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
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
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