Recipe: Jam, balsamico, orange zest and goat cheese

People are more and more in the mood for comfort food. For those cosy days, Karen Depoorter would like to share a delicious recipe with 2 of her favorite ingredients: risotto and raspberry jam.

  • 3 medium-sized red beets
  • 1.5 liters of chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small shredded onion
  • 125 ml white wine
  • 500 gr risotto rice
  • 125 g Intense raspberry jam (Callas Confiture)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 orange, zest and juice (1 tablespoon of juice)
  • 125 g goat cheese
  • pepper and salt

Boil the red beets in salted water, let them cool, peel them and cut them into dice. While the red beets are cooling you can heat up the chicken broth and keep it warm over low heat. Fry the onion in oil in a pot with a thick bottom until it is glassy, then add the risotto rice and stir over low heat for 1 minute. Add the wine and stir until it is absorbed. Add the broth little by little, always over low heat, and stir until the rice absorbs the broth before adding more. Continue this until the rice is soft and looks creamy (takes about 20 minutes)

Add the pieces of red beet, salt and pepper, raspberry jam, balsamic vinegar and orange juice to the creamy rice and stir it. Remove from heat.

Scoop on a plate and sprinkle with red beet, goat cheese, and orange zest.