Butternut Squash Risotto with Spinach and Toasted Pine Nuts

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Butternut Squash Risotto with Spinach and Toasted Pine Nuts

Why This Recipe Works

To perfect our butternut squash risotto recipe, we concentrated on developing the squash flavor. First, we diced and sautéed the squash to bring out its flavor. Next, we found that adding the squash in two stages, half with the toasted rice...

Why This Recipe Works

To perfect our butternut squash risotto recipe, we concentrated on developing the squash flavor. First, we diced and sautéed the squash to bring out its flavor. Next, we found that adding the squash in two stages, half with the toasted rice and half just before serving, gave us great squash flavor and preserved its delicate texture. Finally, we sautéed the flavorful squash seeds and fibers in the pan, then steeped them in chicken broth before straining the liquid to use for cooking the rice in our butternut squash risotto recipe.

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Cooking with SquashSeason 6, Ep. 604

What could be more synonymous with fall than butternut squash, with its vivid orange color and sweet, earthy flavor? In this episode, we explore two main-course squash recipes: a creamy, comforting s...