Beet Quinoa Risotto

Jul, 17, 2012

! found beautiful beets at the farmers market today and make old favorite beet risotto with quinoa instead of rice. I love this risotto because it’s very slightly sweet and so pretty pink from the beets. I dish that makes me happy.





1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup quinoa
2 1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 cup beets, peeled and diced small
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat.
  • Saute beets for a few minutes.
  • Add quinoa and broth and simmer for about 10 minutes or until beets are done and all broth is gone.
  • Remove from heat and add sour cream and blend well but carefully so you don’t end up with mush.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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