Butternut Squash Risotto


I love Butternut Squash and I love Risotto so  here is one that combines both.

Serves 6 (or leftovers tomorrow if serving serving 4)

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 3 cups Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup chardonnay wine
  • 12 cups chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (fresh is best)
  • 4 tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onion and squash.  Cook for about four minutes until the onion becomes translucent.  Do not burn.  Add rice and stir for about three minutes until it looks transparent.

Stir in the wine then add stock, one-half cup at a time, stirring constantly until each is absorbed.  Remove from the stove and add the parmesan, mascarpone and butter, mixing well. This takes 22 minutes.  Not less and not more.

Note:  When making risotto only use wooden spoons so as not to crush the Arborio rice while cooking


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