Buckwheat and beetroot risotto

Gluten free vegetarian meal prep recipe loaded with performance enhancing beetroot. Loads of herbs to help lower inflammation from training
PRO + CARB
PREP TIME - 10 mins
COOK - 30 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme, leaves only
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1.1 lbs (500g) beetroot, cooked
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 10.5 oz. (300g) buckwheat
  • 5 cups (11/4L) vegetable stock 
  • 1 oz. (30g) pine nuts, roasted
  • 5 oz. (150g) goats cheese, crumbled
  • 4 handfuls rocket, to serve

Method

  • Heat the oil in a pan on high heat. Add the onion and thyme and cook for 3 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook for another minute. 
  • Next add in the buckwheat and cook for 3 minutes stirring until the grains are translucent, then add in a little bit of the vegetable stock and stir until it is absorbed. 
  • Keep adding the stock until the buckwheat is cooked, it will take about 25 mins. Add the beetroot for the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  • In the meantime, roast the pine nuts in a dry pan for 3 minutes on medium heat until golden brown. 
  • Crumble the goat's cheese and stir in half the risotto at the end of cooking. Divide the rocket over the plates alongside the risotto. 
  • To serve sprinkle with the rest of the goat's cheese, pine nuts and season with salt and pepper.
4 Serving
Per serving - 550 KCAL
21g PRO
56g CARBS
24g FAT