8 Reviews

This was very good! We used sodium-free chicken broth and I still thought it was quite salty (probably because there's so much salt in the cheese and we're used to low-salt food). Next time, I'll omit the salt altogether. We also think it would benefit from more walnuts and that it would be even better with toasted walnuts, so we'll use 1/2 cup of toasted walnuts next time. This is so tasty if you are a blue cheese lover!

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Paris D December 09, 2013

We enjoyed this beet risotto for dinner tonight. It involved very little prep and looked pretty on the plate. We followed the recipe as posted except for omitting the sea salt based on other reviews and because my veggie broth was not unsalted. Thanks for posting.

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Dr. Jenny October 17, 2012

INCREDIBLE. I halved the recipe and made it with several substitutions: short-grain California brown rice, vegetable broth, omitted extra salt, goat's cheese, and one small onion plus 1 minced garlic clove instead of shallots. The only major difference this made to the cooking procedure was that the rice took WAY longer to cook (about 45 minutes of slowly adding and stirring), and needed more liquid (I estimate maybe 3.5-4 cups total). The end result was delicious, SO aesthetically pleasing and well worth the time, though! I will definitely make this again.

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day-hee September 27, 2012

Great rich recipe. I subbed emmenthal for the gorgonzola out of a deep-seated fear of very strong cheese, but next time I may try the gorgonzola if I'm feeling adventurous. It is beautiful. I took a pic and will upload it when I have more time.

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lolablitz September 02, 2011

Terrific. Mild, but not bland; there was a surprising amount of flavor to it. It was very rich tasting, but not overwhelming ... the walnuts added wonderful crunch, and the combination of gorgonzola and beets was terrific. This is a definite keeper -- thanks for posting it!

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KLHquilts October 25, 2010

I substituted Goat Cheese as I'm not a huge fan of Gorgonzola. This was a pretty simple dish to make and a beautiful presentation! Raised many eyebrows!

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Mary & Josh May 16, 2008

Wow-this was so great and gorgeous...hot pink/red! I think this might be a must for Valentine's Day year every year! It really was so yummy and a great combo of flavors.

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Liza at Food.com December 06, 2006

Wow. This was amazingly good and easy to make. I used 2 cans of rosebud beets instead of fresh. This is definitely a keeper. It fed three of us (with leftovers for a fourth) for a main course. Thanks!

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Gourmand November 09, 2006
Beet Risotto With Walnuts and Gorgonzola Cheese