Rich Butternut Squash Risotto



Rich Butternut Squash Risotto

Rich Butternut Squash Risotto – A Luxurious Fall Delight
Fall is in the air, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a comforting bowl of rich butternut squash risotto? This creamy and savory dish captures the essence of autumn, making it a perfect addition to your dinner table. With a velvety texture and a symphony of flavors, this recipe will quickly become a favorite for family gatherings and special occasions.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by heating the vegetable broth in a saucepan and keeping it warm over low heat.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until they become translucent.
  3. Add the Arborio rice to the skillet and cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly until the rice becomes slightly translucent.
  4. Pour in the white wine and cook until it’s mostly absorbed by the rice.
  5. Begin adding the warm vegetable broth, one ladle at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each ladle to be absorbed before adding the next. This gradual process will create the creamy texture of the risotto.
  6. After about 15-20 minutes, when the rice is tender but still slightly firm, stir in the diced butternut squash and fresh thyme leaves.
  7. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes until the squash is tender and the risotto is creamy.
  8. Remove the skillet from heat, and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve the rich butternut squash risotto hot, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of fresh thyme.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Rich Butternut Squash Risotto is a delightful autumn dish that combines the creamy goodness of Arborio rice with the natural sweetness of butternut squash. The slow-cooked process allows the flavors to meld perfectly, resulting in a luxurious and satisfying meal. Whether you’re hosting a fall dinner party or simply craving comfort food, this risotto recipe will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. Enjoy the warmth and comfort of the season with every creamy bite.

Nutrition (per serving):

  • Calories: 380
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Fat: 10g

Fall is the time to savor the rich flavors of butternut squash, and this risotto recipe is a perfect way to do just that. With its creamy texture, earthy thyme, and a hint of Parmesan, each bite is a comforting reminder of the season’s bounty. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or simply treating yourself to a cozy dinner, this Rich Butternut Squash Risotto is sure to delight your palate and warm your soul.

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