Homemade roasted butternut squash works its magic in a creamy risotto of sweet onions, fresh sage, chicken broth, and a touch of cayenne pepper.
Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Meanwhile, prick squash in several places, set in shallow baking dish; bake at 350 ºF. 50 minutes or until tender. Let the butternut squash cool down. Peel, use a spoon to scoop the seeds and strings from the center and cut into cubes. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in chopped onion and cook until onion begins to brown. It will take about 4 to 5 minutes. Add rice and sage; stir 1 to 2 minutes. Add the seasoning mix made from nutmeg and cayenne pepper, cubed baked squash and chicken broth. Cover and cook 10 minutes, occasionally stirring.
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and mixture has a creamy consistency. Stir often. Once the rice has the desired texture, remove from heat and stir in cheese. Serve immediately. You can top your servings with more Parmesan cheese and fresh sage leaves.
Have endless fall recipes on the brain? When it comes to cooking up the latest trends, it seems like there just isn’t enough time to do it all. However, some recipes we always have time for– classic fall-inspired dishes, like this homemade roasted butternut squash risotto.
Guaranteed to make an impression time and time again– this risotto is a true gem and each year we can’t help but come back for more. With a trifecta of savory roasted squash, creamy arborio rice, and pungent fresh sage, this recipe doesn’t cease to satisfy. Plus, with the addition of sautéed onions, you’ll also get an added touch of sweetness to compliment this tasty formula.
Now, with three steps, the process for this risotto is quite simple. The hard part is making sure you have the right rice. Fortunately, our Carolina® Arborio Rice was handcrafted just for this occasion. In contrast to long grain rice, this medium grain variety cooks up to a creamy texture, binding together these ingredients into perfect harmony.
Don’t wait another year to master this classic. Pick up some fresh butternut squash, sage, and a package of arborio rice and fall back in love with this autumn-inspired recipe.
Want to cut down on cooking time? Save 30 minutes by using already washed and diced, ready to cook butternut squash.