I love making risotto (I find the stirring therapeutic) and this is my new favorite risotto recipe. I followed the recipe as written, except I needed more liquid so I used more water. I served the risotto with roasted brussel sprouts, and some bread and "stinky" cheese. It was the perfect winter meal.
Butternut Squash Risotto
bellymama Posted: 01/25/10
jennifercon Posted: 11/03/09
I thought the dish was really good, I used shallots instead of the onion (personal taste choice) and steamed the squash instead of boiling it (for time's sake). I also dropped the parsley and infused the butter with fresh sage (just heated butter with the fresh sage leaves and then removed the leaves after a few mintues) for that sage-y, fall taste. The sage butter and beef stock (I used organic, reduced sodium stock) really balanced the sweetness of the squash. My husband liked it, and is not usually a fan of butternut squash. I served it with a baby spinach/arugula mix, shaved parm chz with a vinegrette. I will make again.
716amanda Posted: 01/08/11
This risotto was unbelievably yummy! I added a couple of cremini mushrooms and a little less butternut squash because that is what I had in my fridge. I will definitely make this again.
lucolia Posted: 02/22/09
excellent! While taking a little longer than a rushed dinner, easy to make and delicious in its simplicity. I grated the squash and it all blended well.
Run-Around-Sue Posted: 03/15/10
This is a Thanksgiving staple at our house. I make a vegan version by subbing veggie broth for the beef broth, omitting the butter, and serving the cheese on the side. Every year, it gets rave reviews from both the vegetarians and carnivores at the table. Yum!
lauribear Posted: 01/27/10
This risotto recipe is outstanding! I only add 1 tablespoon of butter at the end and the flavour is very rich. I have made this recipe at least 10 times and am never disappointed. Serve it at your next dinner party!
JessicaLuu Posted: 06/06/10
This is okay. I might substitute chicken broth or veggie broth next time instead of beef. It might be better as a side dish.
crosscourt Posted: 05/29/12
Great. Sticky because of the cheese but that's a good thing; I loved it.