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Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings

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Butternut Squash Risotto
This recipe serves:   
6 cups vegetable broth
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons chopped, fresh sage
2 1/2 - 3 cups peeled, cubed butternut squash
salt to taste
2 cups Arborio rice
1/2 cup white wine (optional)
6 to 8 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
freshly ground black pepper
chopped, fresh flat-leaf parsley or sage for garnish

Cooking Instructions
1. Pour the broth into a saucepan and bring to a simmer; adjust the heat to maintain a gentle simmer.

2. Warm the olive oil in a deep sauté pan. Add the garlic and sage and sauté for a few minutes.

3. Add the squash, sprinkle it with salt, and stirring, cook for 1 minute. Add the rice and stir until the rice is opaque, about 3 minutes. Add the white wine (if using) and cook until it evaporates, just a few minutes.

4. Add a ladleful of the simmering broth (about 1 cup) and stir until the broth is absorbed. Lower the heat. Continue to add broth, a ladleful at a time, until the rice kernels are al dente in the center and creamy on the outside, 20 to 25 minutes in all.

5. Stir in 4 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the remaining grated cheese.

Note: If you do not want to take a chance of overcooking the squash with the rice and having it break down, which is the old fashioned Jewish-Italian way, you can cook it separately in the vegetable broth and add it to the rice along with the last addition of broth.

Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 6
Per Serving
Calories 419 Carbohydrate 71 g
Fat 9 g Fiber 3 g
Protein 10 g Saturated Fat 2 g
Sodium 541 mg    


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