Steel-Cut Oat Risotto with Butternut Squash and Mushrooms

Steel-Cut Oat Risotto with Butternut Squash and Mushrooms Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner
Look for steel-cut oats, often labeled "steel-cut Irish oatmeal," on the cereal aisle in your supermarket. If the risotto becomes too thick after cooking, simply stir in hot water, one tablespoon at a time, until it reaches the desired consistency.

Yield:

6 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 356
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 11.3 g
Satfat 3.9 g
Monofat 4.4 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 16.7 g
Carbohydrate 51.4 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 3.9 mg
Sodium 738 mg
Calcium 242 mg

Ingredients

Squash:
2 cups diced peeled butternut squash (about 1/2 small squash)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
Risotto:
1 1/2 cups water
2 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
Cooking spray
3/4 cup diced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups steel-cut oats
1 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons butter
4 cups sliced cremini mushrooms (about 1 pound)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Coarsely ground black pepper (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

To prepare squash, combine squash, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon sage, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and dash of pepper in a jelly-roll pan; toss well to coat. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown, stirring every 7 minutes. Set aside; keep warm.

To prepare risotto, bring 1 1/2 cups water and broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm.

Heat a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until golden. Add oats; cook 3 minutes or until oats become fragrant and begin to brown, stirring constantly. Add wine; cook 1 minute or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 cup broth mixture; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 25 minutes). Remove risotto from heat; stir in 1/2 cup cheese, 2 teaspoons sage, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and 1/2 teaspoon salt; sauté 3 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown. Stir in squash; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

Spoon about 2/3 cup risotto into each of 6 bowls; top each serving with 1/2 cup mushroom mixture, 2 teaspoons cheese, and coarsely ground pepper, if desired.