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Saffron Risotto Recipe

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Submitted by nmhie

Makes 6 servings



Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash, Kale and Dried Cranberries

Recipe Ingredients for Saffron Risotto

2 lbs butternut squash
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
6 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
2 ounces dried cranberries
1/2 cup Kale
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice (10 ounces)
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon saffron threads
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Saffron Risotto

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Peel the butternut squash, remove the seeds, and cut it into 3/4-inch cubes. You should have about 6 cups. Place the squash on a sheet pan and toss it with the olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, tossing once, until very tender. Set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the chicken stock in a small covered saucepan. Leave it on low heat to simmer.

  4. In a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter. Add the rice and stir to coat the grains with butter. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add 2 full ladles of stock to the rice plus the saffron, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir, and simmer until the stock is absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes. Continue to add the stock, 2 ladles at a time, stirring every few minutes. Each time, cook until the mixture seems a little dry, then add more stock. Continue until the rice is cooked through, but still al dente, about 30 minutes total. Off the heat, add the roasted squash cubes. kale, dried cranberries and Parmesan cheese. Mix well and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 512.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
486
Calories from Fat
196
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.8g
34%
Saturated Fat
11.0g
55%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
1210mg
50%
Potassium
662mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
59.3g
20%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
4.7g
Protein
12.1g
Vitamin A 347% Vitamin C 66%
Calcium 29% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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