I got inspired to combine Serious Eats' recipe, with some elements of the "rødbederisotto" (beetroot risotto) and "grøddeller" (porridge balls - like meat balls, only with porridge) recipes in the grød (porridge) cookery book, by Lasse Skjønning Andersen.
Ingredients, serves 4:300 g Arborio risotto rice
1 L water (or 1 L stock) - I used boiled water
45 mL (3 tbsp) white wine vinegar
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp oil
200 g (1 cup) cooked and pureed beetroot (cooked with pepper, 1 tsp salt and 1 tbsp lemon juice)
85 g (3 oz) grated Parmesan cheese
lemon juice (optional)
Method (adapted from Serious Eats) :Place stock, vinegar, and rice in bowl and swirl round, as described in serious eats' recipe, strain rice through a sieve and leave to drain for 5 minutes.
Melt butter and garlic ( I used setting 6/9) in a big frying pan, add rice and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, add garlic and onion and cook for 1 minute longer.
Add almost all the liquid to frying pan, bring to a simmer, lower hear, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir, then recover and leave for a further 10 minutes, at this stage the rice should be aldente.
Add pureed beetroot and the rest of liquid, increase temperature, and cook until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is creamy, stiring frequently.
Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan and season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Leftover beetroot risotto "waffles"
Ingredients, makes 6:Leftover risotto (1/3 of the above)
2 tbsp flour
½ small onion, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Fresh herbs, I used 1 tbsp coriander (optional)
Method:Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl, and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes in order for the liquid to be absorbed.
Brush top and bottom of waffle-iron with oil, and heat up. Fill the iron 75% to allow for spreading. Cook until waffles are golden, and set in the centre. This took about 10 minutes in my waffle machine, but
it may take more (or less!)
Sandwich with baby gem lettuce, between two slices of bread spread with tahini paste.