dish
Butternut Squash Risotto

6
Serves
419
Calories
12
Nutrients
9
Vitamins

Ingredients

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
2 cups Arborio rice
1/2 cup white wine (optional)
6 to 8 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

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

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
Calories
419
Protein
10 g
Total Carbohydrate
71 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
4 g
Total Fat
9 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Monounsaturated Fat
5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
4 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
10 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
69 %
Percent Calories from Fat
21 %
Vitamin A
4808 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
0 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
0 mcg
Vitamin C
13 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
16 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Vitamin K
0 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
150 mg
Iron
1 mg
Phosphorus
74 mg
Potassium
226 mg
Sodium
541 mg
Zinc
0 mg