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Beet Risotto

from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

5-6 cups vegetable stock
3 tbs butter or olive oil
1 onion, diced
1.5 cups arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
chopped parsley
chopped basil
2-3 medium beets, peeled and grated (about 2 cups)
2-3 cups greens, finely chopped
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

Heat the stock until simmering. Heat the butter/olive oil in a big, wide pot. Add the onion and cook over medium heat for about three minutes, stirring frequently. Add the rice, stir to coat cook, stirring constantly for one minute. Stir in the wine until it’s absorbed, then stir in the basil, a few tbs of parsley, the beets, and the greens. Add two cups stock, stir, and cover with a lid until stock is absorbed. Begin adding the remaining stock ½ cup at a time, stirring constantly until each addition is absorbed before adding the next. When the risotto is nearly done, season with salt and pepper to taste, then add the lemon juice and zest. Remove form the heat and stir in parmesan.

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