Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Butternut Squash Risotto



A while ago Sophia at Burp and Slurp posted about going to a cooking class and making risotto with butternut squash. For days I could not get it out of my head and knew that I had to make some pronto. I am such a fan of risotto, and the addition of rich creamy butternut squash made it even better. I loved the orange color and the smooth texture. Pure Fall. Thanks for the great idea Sophia!

Butternut Squash Risotto
By allrecipes.com

Ingredients

2 cups cubed butternut squash
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 onion, minced
1 cup Arborio rice 1/3 cup dry white wine
5 cups hot chicken stock
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

1. Place squash cubes into a steamer basket in a saucepan. Add water, cover, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Allow to steam until the squash is tender (10 to 15 minutes), then drain, and mash in a bowl with a fork.

2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir for 2 minutes until the onion begins to soften, then stir in the rice. Continue cooking and stirring until the rice is glossy from the butter, and the onion begins to brown on the edges, about 5 minutes more.

3. Pour in the white wine; cook, stirring constantly, until it has evaporated. Stir in the mashed squash and 1/3 of the hot chicken stock; reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir until the chicken stock has been absorbed by the rice, 5 to 7 minutes. Add half of the remaining chicken stock, and continue stirring until it has been absorbed. Finally, pour in the remaining stock, and continue stirring until the risotto is creamy. Finish by stirring in the Parmesan cheese, and seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

25 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I've always wanted to try this! Great recipe!

foodnfit said...

Mmmm I love anything Butternut Squash so this sounds delicious!

Pam said...

I have still never made risotto - yours looks delicious. I love butternut squash.

Palidor said...

I've had butternut squash risotto a couple of times, and it's fantastic. Perfect for fall!

the ungourmet said...

This sounds so warm,creamy and satisfying! Great for this blustery fall day! ;D

Jenn said...

I have still yet to try and cook risotto. Looks really good. I've got to try this.

Libby said...

I have never tried risotto but judging from the pic, it looks really good. I do love butternut squash so this dish would be right up my alley :)

Barbara Bakes said...

I really need to get busy and try risotto at home. It sounds delicous!

Katy ~ said...

I'm with Barbara; I must try risotto. I LOVE butternut squash, and it all sounds so creamy good that I am craving this even though I've never had it before!

Ingrid said...

I haven't quite perfected risotto yet but yours looks good!

I like your bowl!
~ingrid

Alissa said...

Mmm butternut squash anything sounds sooooo good right now! I gotta try risotto soon!

Melody said...

Looks delicious. Way to go making such a wonderful risotto. I've got to try it one of these days.

Coleen's Recipes said...

I've never made risotto but I'd love to try. Barefoot Contessa made this on foodnetwork today, so you are in good company. It looks delicious.

Kim said...

It looks so pretty and perfect for fall. I'd love to try this soon!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Definitely a winner for fall! I will have to make some soon. :)

Cheryl said...

Wow I would of never thought to add squash to Risotto! Great idea!

Debbie said...

Sounds delicious. I've never made risotto before and need to give it a try!

biz319 said...

I haven't tried this yet, but its on my list! Thanks for the reminder! :D

li'l mil said...

Okay, this looks REALLY good and I'm a big risotto fan! I'm not sure I'm a big fan of the name "Burp and Slurp" for a food blog though...kinda gives me the willies! :)

Erica said...

I so have something similar on my list to make next week! Looks super yummy. Love risotto

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'm lovin these fall recipes!

burpandslurp said...

No problem, Teresa! Just send me the leftovers! ;-)

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

This looks really yummy! It looks perfect!! So creamy and moist. I bet it was really delicious with butternut.

Donna-FFW said...

This has gorgeous color and I bet it was just fantastic!

Carrie said...

I've never made risotto, but yours looks so good!!! Great pictures!