Thursday, June 17, 2010

butternut squash risotto

butternut squash risotto
Originally uploaded by kel h
apparently I am on a thyme kick. I made this because a) it fits the "low fiber" bill b) it is squishy so I can also eat it after I have the rest of my wisdom teeth pulled on friday. it makes a TON

One 32-ounce container (4 cups) broth
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
2 cups arborio rice
1 cup dry white wine
One 12-ounce box frozen butternut squash puree, thawed
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
10 leaves fresh sage, slivered

In a large saucepan, bring the broth and 1 cup water to a boil over medium-high heat, then turn the heat to low.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil , 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. When the oil is rippling, add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 2 minutes. Add the rice and toast for 3 minutes. Stir in the wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until mostly evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add 2 ladlefuls of the warm chicken broth to the rice and stir until the liquid evaporates. Repeat with the remaining broth, cooking the risotto until creamy, about 18 minutes. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, stir in the squash; season with nutmeg, thyme, salt and pepper. During the last minute of cooking, stir in the cheese and butter. Top with the sage.

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