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    Butternut Squash and Vanilla Risotto

    Butternut Squash and Vanilla Risotto. Photo by Maggie, Cooking

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    5 mins

    30 mins

    MaxineCheeseburger's Note:

    From Giada DeLaurentiis. Don't let the vanilla scare you!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large pot:.
    2. 2
      Simmer broth and vanilla.
    3. 3
      Add squash and simmer until tender (about 5 minutes).
    4. 4
      Remove squash and cover to keep warm, keep broth on low heat.
    5. 5
      In a separate pan:.
    6. 6
      Melt 2 tbsp butter and add onions. Cook onions until transparent, do not caramelize.
    7. 7
      Add rice and toast for about 3 minutes, making sure to coat with butter/onions.
    8. 8
      When rice is toasted, add white wine and stir until almost evaporated.
    9. 9
      Add 1/2 cup of broth, stir until absorbed.
    10. 10
      Repeat last step until all the broth is gone and the rice is creamy (will take about 20 minutes).
    11. 11
      When rice is creamy, stir in squash, parmesan cheese, and last tablespoon of butter.
    12. 12
      Serve immediately and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 30, 2009

      55

      Delicious! Takes a bit of time, but all risotto does. It is perfect paired with roasted chicken.

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    • on October 19, 2008

      45

      Unique but delicious blend of flavors and absolutely perfect for fall with squash and warm, creamy, filling risotto. The vanilla is just perfect with just a hint of flavor.

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    Nutritional Facts for Butternut Squash and Vanilla Risotto

    Serving Size: 1 (335 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 287.0
     
    Calories from Fat 51
    17%
    Total Fat 5.7 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    15%
    Cholesterol 13.1 mg
    4%
    Sodium 650.0 mg
    27%
    Total Carbohydrate 48.3 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    16%
    Sugars 4.1 g
    16%
    Protein 8.8 g
    17%

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