Savory Butternut Squash Risotto
Create a culinary symphony in your kitchen with our Savory Butternut Squash Risotto, a masterpiece that celebrates the flavors of the season. Crafted by the talented hands of Chef Elizabeth Rodriguez, this recipe combines the creamy richness of Arborio rice with the sweet, nutty notes of roasted butternut squash.
The journey begins with selecting the finest butternut squash, peeled and diced to perfection. The squash is then roasted until caramelized, enhancing its natural sweetness. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, Arborio rice is sautéed in a medley of aromatic herbs and spices, laying the foundation for the risotto’s complex flavor profile.
As the rice absorbs the savory broth, the roasted butternut squash is gently folded in, infusing the dish with a vibrant orange hue. The final touch involves a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, adding a layer of umami that ties the ingredients together.
- 2 cups Arborio rice
- 1 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled and diced
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Toss the diced butternut squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- In a large pan, sauté the chopped onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
- Add Arborio rice to the pan and stir until the rice is well-coated with oil.
- Gradually add the vegetable broth, one ladle at a time, stirring frequently until the liquid is absorbed.
- Once the rice is creamy and al dente, fold in the roasted butternut squash and Parmesan cheese.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot, garnished with additional Parmesan if desired.
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Experience the warmth of autumn with our Savory Butternut Squash Risotto. Each spoonful is a journey through the comforting flavors of roasted squash, creamy Arborio rice, and the richness of Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition per serving: 320 calories, 45g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 12g fat
Create lasting memories around the table with this exquisite dish, perfect for family gatherings or a cozy night in. Elevate your fall menu with the culinary masterpiece that is Savory Butternut Squash Risotto.