Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Butternut Squash Risotto

Mindy Powell

4 c chicken broth
1 1/3 c water
2 c peeled, cubed butternut squash
4 t olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T fresh sage, chopped
1 T fresh rosemary, chopped
1 1/2 c Arborio rice
1 cup heavy cream
2 c fresh mixed mushrooms, sliced (chanterelle, shitake, porcini, button)
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 t salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

In a medium saucepan, combine broth and water; heat and keep warm. In a separate saucepan, steam squash cubes in a steamer basket over boiling water for 10–15 minutes or until tender. Set aside. In a large pot, heat 3 t olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, sage, and rosemary and sauté for a few minutes. Add rice and stir thoroughly to coat. Add 1/2 cup broth mixture and stir, allowing broth to absorb, about 2 minutes. Repeat, adding 1/2 cup broth at a time, stirring nearly constantly, allowing each addition to absorb before adding another (this takes about 20 minutes total). Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and sauté for about 5 minutes. After the last addition of broth, add cream and slowly stir in squash and mushrooms. Add Parmesan cheese and stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I loved how this turned out! It is so good!

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