Beetroot spelt with horseradish
At Sharpham Park, which produces British-grown organic spelt, they are working with Bowel Cancer UK to raise awareness about this amazing grain – and how including it in our diet can reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Cooked with beetroot like this, spelt makes a delicious starter, garnish or part of a buffet. Serve it hot or cold; it's up to you.
120g spelt, soaked for an hour in warm water
250-300g beetroot, peeled and cooked in vegetable stock (reserve the vegetable stock)
1 large red onion, peeled, halved and finely chopped
2-3tbsp olive oil
The leaves from a few sprigs of thyme
60-80g or more of fresh horseradish, peeled
Gently cook the onion for 2-3 minutes in a tablespoon of the olive oil with the thyme leaves, drain and add the spelt and add the beetroot cooking liquid – it should be treble the amount of spelt; if you are short, add water. Season and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the spelt begins to get tender.
Meanwhile, cut the beetroot into rough 1cm dice and add to the spelt after 30 minutes; continue cooking for another 10 minutes or so until the spelt is tender and most of the stock has disappeared (add a little water if it's getting too dry or turn the heat up if it's sloppy).
Remove from the heat; leave to cool, stirring as it's cooling. Stir in the rest of the olive oil. Transfer to a serving dish and grate the horseradish over.
Life & Style blogs
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers
Airline food across the classes: Ever wondered what the other half are eating?
Coachella Festival 2015: from Kendall Jenner to Alexa Chung, stars and festival-goers parade their boho best
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
Huawei P8 review: best phones nobody's seen from the biggest company nobody's heard
- 1 Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
iJobs Food & Drink
£24000 - £27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: With offices in Manchester, Lon...
Competitive (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a number of Marketi...
£20000 - £27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This well established business ...
£25000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Management Accountant - Manchester...