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Butternut Squash Risotto

November 2007
Butternut Squash Risotto

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Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 5 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 32 ounce container  (4 cups) chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 12 ounce box  frozen butternut squash puree, thawed
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 10 leaves fresh sage, slivered
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan, bring the chicken broth and 1 cup water to a boil over medium-high heat, then turn the heat to low.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the EVOO , 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. When the oil is rippling, add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 2 minutes. Add the rice and toast for 3 minutes. Stir in the wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until mostly evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add 2 ladlefuls of the warm chicken broth to the rice and stir until the liquid evaporates. Repeat with the remaining broth, cooking the risotto until creamy, about 18 minutes. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, stir in the squash; season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. During the last minute of cooking, stir in the cheese and butter. Top with the sage.