Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe

Looking for an easy Butternut Squash Risotto recipe? Learn how to make Butternut Squash Risotto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by baby_angel_love

Makes 6 servings



Recipe from Giada de Laurentiis, with a few of my own tweaks.

Recipe Ingredients for Butternut Squash Risotto

2 servings vegetable broth (4 cups)
3 cups butternut squash, about 12 ounces
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cups finely chopped onion (from 1 onion)
1 1/2 cups brown rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Butternut Squash Risotto

  1. In a medium saucepan, warm the broth over medium-high heat. When the broth comes to a simmer reduce the heat to low. Add the butternut squash to the simmering broth and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon remove the butternut squash to a side dish. Turn the heat on the broth down to very low and cover to keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large, heavy saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until tender but not brown, about 3 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat with the butter. Add the wine and simmer until the wine has almost completely evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the simmering broth and stir until almost completely absorbed, about 2 minutes. Continue cooking the rice, adding the broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition to of the broth to absorb before adding the next, until the rice is tender but still firm to the bite and the mixture is creamy, about 20 minutes total. Turn off the heat. Gently stir in the butternut squash, Parmesan, and salt. Transfer the risotto to a serving bowl and sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.

Categories

Rice, Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 248.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
302
Calories from Fat
68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.6g
12%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Sodium
258mg
11%
Potassium
426mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
46.6g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
7.7g
Vitamin A 152% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 15% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
  • Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement