beetroot and spinach risotto

Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway (Plus a Beetroot Risotto Recipe!)

In Foodie Me, Giveaways, Reviews by eva.katona@yahoo.com79 Comments

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Given it’s still Plastic Free July, I have teamed up with Smidge for a fantastic giveaway to win a stainless steel lunch box and two sets of food wraps (a vegan and a beeswax wrap) to help you on your plastic free journey. Taking food with you to work, school or on picnic is the best way to make sure you eat nutritious and healthy food, control portion, keep food costs down and cut down on food waste and packaging. If you had enough of boring supermarket sandwiches, want to eat delicious and home made food and cut out all that plastic – then all you need to do is get a plastic free lunch kit and look up simple and flavoursome recipes that make a great packed lunch.

Like this Vegan Beetroot and Spinach Risotto. This is actually not a proper risotto as in this vegan recipe no wine or cheese involved, nevertheless it’s bursting with flavours and just looking at the colours will make you feel healthier. Definitely makes a perfect packed lunch.

beetroot and spinach risotto: Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway

But first, let’s see our giveaway!

Up for grabs a set of 2 food wraps (one vegan and another one made with beeswax) and a stainless steel lunch box. 

smidge lunch box

About the lunch box:

  • 3 in 1 – great for travel, cook or simply use to store your leftovers
  • 100% leakproof
  • oven and freezer safe, from 240°C to – 40°C
  • sturdy and built to last a lifetime, thanks to the 18/10 stainless steel
  • comes with a removable divider to section and separate

smidge food wraps: Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway

About the food wraps:

  • 100% natural and compostable
  • an organic alternative to plastic wrap
  • simply wash them in cool water and hang them up to dry

To enter, all you have to do is follow the instructions below:

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Vegan Beetroot and Spinach Risotto Recipe

Vegan Beetroot and Spinach Risotto Recipe

beetroot and spinach risotto

Vegan Beetroot and Spinach Risotto Recipe: Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway

Vegan Beetroot And Spinach Risotto
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Roasting the beetroot
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Super healthy and bursting with flavours: this beetroot and spinach risotto is simple, earthy and colourful.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: beetroot and spinach risotto
Servings: 4 people
  • 250 g roasted beetroot cubed
  • 150 g fresh baby spinach
  • 1 medium leek sliced (use as much as possible of the green part!)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 250 g arborio rice or other risotto rice
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 750 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 springs fresh thyme
  • 2 springs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. First, cut about two small/medium beetroot into halves and roast them in the oven for 50-60 minutes until they are tender (170 degrees). Let them cool and peel them. Chop them into small, about 1.5cm x 1.5 cm cubes. Set them aside.

    Add the garlic and the leek slices with the olive oil to a large pan and let them soften on medium heat for 3 minutes. Then add the rice (wash it beforehand). When it starts sticking, add half of the stock.

    beetroot and spinach risotto
  2. Tip in the beetroot, the herbs, and the lemon zest. Cook on low heat for about half an hour. Keep adding some more stock until it's gone. Then check the rice - it should be al dente.

    beetroot and spinach risotto
  3. Add the fresh spinach leaves, cook for one more minute and turn off heat. Cover it until serving.

    beetroot and spinach risotto
  4. Sprinkle some freshly juiced lemon juice over the plate when serving the dish.

    beetroot and spinach risotto

Vegan Beetroot And Spinach Risotto Recipe: Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway

Terms and Conditions:

The competition closes at 12:00 AM on 27th of July 2020 and the winner will be announced via social media and notified via email within 24 hours.

The giveaway is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over.

There is no maximum amount of times an individual can enter, and each entry will be in with a chance of winning.

ONE person will be picked at random as a winner and the prize provider will send the prize directly to the winner as soon as is reasonably possible. (It is the winner’s responsibility to reply with their full name and address in order to receive their prize).

The winner will have 5 days to respond to their winner’s email. Otherwise we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

No cash alternatives are available.

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Did you enjoy this Smidge Plastic Free Giveaway? Check out my other giveaways I have a few up and running!


  1. Ooh the vegan wraps look good. I’ve always avoided the beeswax wraps as vegan, so good to see a vegan alternative. The risotto looks amazing. I love beetroot and I’ve never thought to use it in risotto. What an amazing colour!

  2. My favourite lunch is roasted vegetable cous cous with feta cheese crumbled over the top. Mmmmm

  3. Sandwiches, quiche, sausage rolls, crisps, smoothie, fruit, salad and yogurt.

  4. Egg and cress ( not everyone aggrees with my choice ! ….. )

  5. Hummus, olives, cheese and onion sandwich and baked crisps xx

  6. Cheese and onion wrapped in beeswax paper, not soggy and keeps them fresh and tasty

  7. My favourite packed lunch is a roast chicken salad sandwich.

  8. Pre-coeliac diagnosis it would have been cous cous, roasted veg and leftover chicken. Now i’m struggling as there’s so much I can’t eat but I’ve never thought of risotto as a packed lunch option so thank you for the idea!

  9. My favourite packed lunch is tabouleh with radishes, cornichons, olives and feta arranged as little treats on the top and then a sliced hard-boiled egg in the middle.

  10. I love a peanut butter and jam sandwich -they dont go off – nothing worse than a sweaty cheese sarnie!

  11. Chicken, Bacon and Mayo Sandwich and a packet of Chilli Doritos

  12. Crusty French stick with ham and cheese. Crisps. Diet Coke. Fruit.

  13. Either leftover quinoa, goats cheese and turkey burgers with spinach or a houmous salad!

  14. Egg & Salad Cream Sandwiches, home made cherry scones, diet pepsi & a home made cake of some sort.

  15. Pasta salad! That’s almost always what I made for a packed lunch….can mix it up with whatever I have that needs using up

  16. Hello, my favourite packed lunch is a wrap with cheese, kidney beans and spinach in.

  17. Love that you’ve done a vegan recipe for this lunchbox! My favourite lunch is bbq tofu wrap with spinach! x

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