There's a pot full of water left over after boiling beets.
I know beets are full of good stuff. I'd rather not throw this beet stock down the drain, but rather use it.
How can this beet water or beet stock be put to good use?
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You can use it as a base for risotto if you like the flavor. It will make lovely pink rice.
The best use for beet stock--the water you boiled fresh beets in--is to drink it. Make sure, of course, you wash the beets before boiling so your stock is free of unwanted icky stuff.
Beet stock is just one of the four ways you can use fresh beets. First, cut off the stalks and then cut the leaves off the stocks. The stalks, boiled or sauteed, can be eaten like asparagus or chard stalks. Same with the leaves--use them the same as chard. Then boil the beets, without cutting so you don't lose too much of their color to the water. After the beets are cooked, let the stock cool--overnight, preferably--before using as a beverage.
Beets are a food of which nothing goes to waste.
The only use I know for beet water is in pickling things. For example, traditionally pickled turnips served with Lebanese food are colored with beet juice in the pickling brine. I don't have a recipe for it, but you can probably search one out.
I just took my cool beet juice, threw it in the vitamix with some ice and a blood orange and a dash of stevia..... Yuuuuuuuuummmmmmmm! Wowie!
No need for sugar. Just squeeze some fresh lemon, chill and sip. :P
You must make borscht. See for example here; you don't have to have meat in the recipe.
I was puzzled as what to do wirh beet water, i added honey till it was to my desired sweetness and chilled it, even added vodka to a glass of it, delicious
I enjoyed it with some carbonated water! Yum!
We use leftover beet water in protein shake along with other veggies..too many nutrients to throw down the drain.
I use the beet water as a liquid replacement when I cook quinoia, farro, couscous, buckwheat. Excellent flavor! Season with salt & pepper.
Thank you, i just boiled some beets outside in my yard as it is summer in New England. I want to get the most nutrition from my veggies.
We will strain the beets for smooties and then have morning Nova Scotia Oat cakes and have some sweetened beet juice for breakfast.
I like to cut and quick boil my beets with pieces of ginger for about 15-20 minutes. Then, when tender, pour into a jar and pop into the fridge (beets, ginger, and stock). After a day, the beet juice becomes slightly more thick, sweet, and slightly spicey. The beet peices are saved very well and soak up the flavor very well. Add the beet tops too if desired for soaking and saving!