Butternut Squash Risotto

Source: Simply Recipes

Yield: 6 servings


  • Dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc: 1 Cups
  • Arborio rice or medium grained white rice: 2 Cups
  • Butternut squash, peeled, and finely diced: 2 Cups
  • Small onion, finely chopped: 1 Each
  • Unsalted butter, divided into 4 Tbsp and 1 Tbsp: 5 Tablespoons
  • Chicken broth or vegetable broth: 8 Cups
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese: 1 Cups
  • Chopped chives or garlic chives: 2 Tablespoons
  • Salt: 1 Pinches
  • =Instructions=

Heat broth in medium sized saucepan and keep warm over low heat. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan; add onion and butternut squash. Cook over medium heat until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add rice to onion and squash. Cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add wine. Cook, stirring constantly until wine has been absorbed by the rice or evaporated. Add a few ladles of broth, just enough to barely cover rice. Cook over medium heat until broth has been absorbed. Continue cooking and stirring rice, adding a little bit of broth at a time, cooking and stirring until it is absorbed, until the rice is tender, but still firm to the bite, about 15 to 20 minutes.
During the last minutes of cooking, add remaining tablespoon of butter, 1/3 cup Parmesan, and chives. At this point the rice should have a creamy consistency. Add salt to taste. Serve with remaining grated Parmesan.