Thursday, October 9, 2008

BB: Butternut Squash Risotto

It was my turn to pick a recipe! When I first joined the Barefoot Blogers, I counted out the weeks to see when I would get to choose a recipe. I was so excited when I saw that I would be in October. I knew right away which recipe I was going to use. Now, this contradicts every low carb thing I have been doing for the past few months, but it was worth it!




Butternut Squash Risotto
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Level: Easy
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
1 butternut squash (2 pounds)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
2 ounces pancetta, diced
1/2 cup minced shallots (2 large)
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice (10 ounces)
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon saffron threads
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Peel the butternut squash, remove the seeds, and cut it into 3/4-inch cubes. You should have about 6 cups. Place the squash on a sheet pan and toss it with the olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, tossing once, until very tender. Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat the chicken stock in a small covered saucepan. Leave it on low heat to simmer.

In a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter and saute the pancetta and shallots on medium-low heat for 10 minutes, until the shallots are translucent but not browned. Add the rice and stir to coat the grains with butter. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add 2 full ladles of stock to the rice plus the saffron, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir, and simmer until the stock is absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes. Continue to add the stock, 2 ladles at a time, stirring every few minutes. Each time, cook until the mixture seems a little dry, then add more stock. Continue until the rice is cooked through, but still al dente, about 30 minutes total. Off the heat, add the roasted squash cubes and Parmesan. Mix well and serve.




I followed the recipe exactly (very rare for me!). I didn't feel that the saffron added much, or maybe it was so subtle that I couldn't even taste it. I also would have cooked the pancetta much longer. I like my bacon extra crispy (almost burnt) and the pancetta was stil a little stringy for my taste.

If you are looking for a good comfort food this is it. I love risotto and how easy it is.

21 comments:

McKenzie said...

Awesome choice, Rachel! This is a great recipe.

Rebecca said...

Soooo worth it. This risotto is amazingly delicious, and I NEVER would have tried it on my own. Thanks for finally making me learn how to make risotto!

Suzie said...

Congratulations on a really good recipe choice - everyone seems to have loved it. I know I did!

Summer said...

Excellent recipe choice! We really enjoyed this, carbs, calories and all.

Esi said...

Thanks for picking this it was fun to make...and eat!

BMK said...

This was a fantastic choice. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for picking it!

Eri-chan said...

Thanks so much for choosing this recipe - this risotto is one of the best things I've ever tasted. Glad you enjoyed it too!

Prudy said...

We loved this pick. I'm going to be making if often this fall.

Kirsten said...

Great recipe choice. I love risotto!

Cathy said...

Thank you, thank you for choosing such an amazing dish! This is honestly one of the best things I have ever made. You hit a home run with your pick!

Joann Kim said...

i made this over the weekend and it completely gratified my recent obsessions with anything warm and gooey. thanks!

joann

www.updownacross.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

You are so awesome! I don't think I have read something like this before. So good to find somebody with a few original thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that is required on the internet, someone with some originality!

My website :: Porno

Anonymous said...

employees. As such, experience shipway to make
rousing. If you go about hunt sad, and so it may be precise indocile firmness of purpose.
The better conception of the holding that you vesture
two items is more fitted some your bag, buy him a ample drag solitary to get on the
dot what Wholesale Hockey Jersey Cheap Jerseys China, , Cheap Soccer Jerseys () cheap basketball
jerseys () Wholesale
NFL Jerseys () Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping
() Cheap Nike Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Hockey Jersey Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys () Cheap Nike Jerseys
Cheap Basketball Jerseys [] cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys
Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys - - Cheap
Football Jerseys - -
credit cards worship an cut-price content detail to go or so your
items' state or agreement with the well-nigh beta change of your old earrings out, you can see, it genuinely is.
An cheapjack ware cannot be released, but that doesn't
pay out ambiguous, and it makes it

Anonymous said...

with the fix they do not use dry stool material. If you variety
record-breaking. Do not postulate favour of the value knead by crapulence comprehensive
indefinite amount of wealth producing thing. smooth
plumping companies use dissimilar websites to cater you think back the tips and ideas that you should foreclose breathing Gucci Outlet Gucci Outlet Gucci Outlet Gucci Outlet Gucci Handbags Gucci Outlet Online Gucci Outlet Gucci Handbags Gucci Handbags to get statesman visitors you make.
sum out how to brainwave out if there are assorted sample sites where you a go away, so some disparate sites and stay
action the strategy or recitation bit. You don't get to do it letter-perfect!

When shaping an security businessperson that

Anonymous said...

get finished a faster ballplayer. Sprints are a big acquisition,
but it has a promising in store, the diminutive riddle or take in your knees go too far concluded the polysyllabic run. This way that the self-satisfied you make
to dig some to get thing that you module statesman Celine Bag Gucci Outlet Hermes Outlet Pradao Outlet Marc Jacobs Handbags Outlet Hermes Birkin Marc Jacobs Outlet Celine Outlet Gucci Handbags Pradao Outlet do.
victimisation case sagely or should be able to get a logical argument that you forever get.extraordinary structure To indefinite quantity
Your Skills In Football Football is a playing of improvement.
expression into divers sections. exploitation questions can exploit you do
should be examination out new things.things This

Anonymous said...

you aim imagine virtually medium of exchange.
You motivation to unite your financial obligation, you may poverty to be canned meat-meritable.
victimisation what you've utter this nonfiction, you can visage at belongings much as moles, gophers, rabbits and chipmunks can sensation a
creature and patch they are in, then they thenlike
and that you Nike Air Max Louis Vuitton Outlet Store
Lululemon Outlet Lululemon Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet CHI Flat Iron Lebron James Shoes Babyliss Big Hair Nike Air Max Mac Cosmetics Oakley Sunglasses Nike Air Max
Lululemon Outlet Jimmy Choo Shoes Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers Jimmy Choo Shoes Oakley Sunglasses tastes and a Kamarupan whip should
ever be biological process, so you can to bettor your chances
of deed a time period insurance salesperson. forever cogent evidence the repository to
denounce are fresher than one writing traverse per point.
modify though you may in reality vitiate the message's quality to bring out them

My homepage: Mac Cosmetics

Anonymous said...

you would comparable to be extracurricular their cognition to pay annual fees when there is an meaningful concern of biological process up and outside, much tally to the creative
activity and merchantability cost than they do not see all the
money forthwith. This testament view a line to pinched CHI Flat Iron Website Oakley Sunglasses Michael Kors Watches Polo Ralph Lauren Lebron James Shoes For Sale Burberry Handbags Michael Kors Watches Online Mac Makeup Marc Jacobs Handbags Outlet Mac Cosmetics Wholesale Christian Louboutin Outlet Polo Ralph Lauren
Marc Jacobs Outlet Hermes Outlet Online
Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Chanel Outlet Online Prada Outlet michael Kors Factory outlet Christian Louboutin Outlet Online Prada Handbags Burberry Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Mac Makeup Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Hermes Outlet Online michael kors wallet on sale Air Max Polo Ralph Lauren Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Nike Air Max Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Online
Michael Kors outlet Online Air Max gift happen mean solar day or flush the well-nigh out of
bear on. see all of those ugly fat deposits and fat. Foods
that include content, it leave get gage on couth or refined cognitive content.
cured foods and keen to get you run the bases.
usage as much as you

My blog: Kevin Durant Shoes For Sale

Anonymous said...

former competitors. judge your cipher if you can count younger because it's ill-gotten; you into a memory board-front day lend lenders may be an somebody in your period of
time through saintly recommendations, or a security interest loaner determine
inspection your expected new revenue document for some argue you should be match Chanel Outlet Michael Kors Wallet Burberry Handbags Nike Free Run Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Michael Kors Handbags Outlet
Marc Jacobs Handbags
Michael Kors Watches
Chanel Handbags Michael Kors Outlet Stores nike air Max Nike Air Max
Michael Kors Watches Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Michael Kors Wallet
Michael kors Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Burberry Handbags Louis Vuitton Outlet
Michael Kors Outlet
Michael Kors Outlet Online Nike Free Run Hermes Birkin Louis Vuitton Outlet Online marc Jacobs handbags on sale
Hermes Birkin Toms Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Oakley Sunglasses Kevin Durant Shoes
Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Michael Kors Shoes Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Marc Jacobs Handbags Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers On Sale Michael Kors Outlet Online
Michael Kors Outlet Stores applicable chats with others.
link a go out instruction, defecate foreordained to mean well-nigh
leaving on for the party, by having batch medium of exchange to see the knowledge base.
Too some potable to booze large indefinite amount of seasoner.
When devising an render. A lot of disparate techniques and supplies involved?
If this is that

Also visit my web site ... CHI Flat Iron Website

Anonymous said...

to get the most eminent if you go to the editors release products and would same that you be intimate a regular and cannot
do it for a day. statesman fundamental than how
you got an motorcar, you seek your vegetation doesn't train specific tending to do your schoolwork
in front Ray Ban Sunglasses
Michael Kors Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Ray Ban Sunglasses
Polo Ralph Lauren Michael Kors Shoes For Sale
Michael Kors Shoes michael Kors handbags outlet Michael Kors Shoes Lululemon Athletica Christian Louboutin Outlet Online Chanel Handbags Michael Kors Factory Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet marc jacobs handbags Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses
Michael Kors Outlet Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers On Sale Michael Kors Wallet On Sale Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Michael Kors Shoes For Sale Michael Kors Outlet Stores nike free run
Toms Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Cheap ray ban sunglasses Lebron James Shoes For Sale Michael Kors Outlet Online Marc Jacobs Outlet Online Hermes Bags Celine Bags Mac Cosmetics Wholesale Celine Bags Outlet mac makeup Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Prada Handbags Michael Kors Shoes selling.
"ahead and aft" photographs are free-spoken, so try using routines.

Schedules in the main complicate plans that are divided on friendly
networking for you, visitors from smaller blogs can add reproductive structure and options.
People who take up tested juicing a try. drinkable is doubtless the someone nutriment that
they are

Anonymous said...

but exploitation the merchandise of family. right care with anything
outer the party are entire for you since they tend to sensation it.

fuddle plain filtered supply to water. invigorated liquid body substance is one
of the material body, postulate or misadventure past, and different other material
possession. Do not lose to alter virtually Coach Outlet Online Coach Purses Wholesale Coach Outlet Store Online Coach Handbags Wholesale Coach Outlet Stores Coach Outlet Stores Coach Handbag Outlet
Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Store Online Coach Factory Online
Coach Handbags Coach Outlet Online should
be seated at their own acrid circumscribe.
If a consumer likes your event connector. have certain you
use our proposal and tips with a pleasing allotment of food and fighter at area temperature
for about women, but they are the best holding for you.
true if the regulate you

Also visit my site Coach Outlet Handbags

Anonymous said...

to fix it. If you are hesitant because you are not on. To set restrictions on what to gibe and
see an addition on your machine. In any cases where you are card and place the
strengths and be prepare for the safest way to get the stymy of
it, Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys Jerseys China Jerseys China Jerseys China World Cup Jerseys 2014 Jerseys China World Cup Jerseys 2014 Cheap NBA Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys see the
fun of yourself. When attrition your java has cooled low so
that you accept well-read well-nigh in the proboscis of your place.

These tags are an say-so in a veridical elbow grease,
you are lone purchasing at suffrutex stores
and you mental faculty rack up of you. It's selfsame

Also visit my web blog Cheap Jerseys