I'm intrigued by 'wrong' coloured foods! I love black spaghetti and I will always choose my ice cream by the colour, "I'll have the bright green one please!"...
The following is a great dinner party dish, the colour is very impressive and beetroot lovers will thank you for months!! Beetroot is the veg a la mode in this house, I've been using it ALOT, perhaps too much, Bill? It is delicious though so I'll throw a few more beetroot recipes your way before I abandon it!!
500gms risotto rice
1 large glass of red wine
1 pk of cooked beetroot in juice
1 clove of garlic, crushed
500mls chicken/vegetable stock
100gms grated parmesan
A knob of butter
100gms soft goats cheese
Handful of rocket
Fry the rice with the garlic in oil until becoming translucent around the edges. Add the wine and the juice from the beetroot. Cook off the liquids and then add the stock, in dribs and drabs until the rice is cooked. If the stock runs out use hot water.
When the rice is cooked, chop the beetroot and add, stirring through to get as much dye on the rice as you can and then add the butter and parmesan. Stir through. Serve sprinkled with the rocket, walnuts and goats cheese.