Specifically, butternut squash risotto. I recommend sucking it up and buying the Williams Sonoma puree
--so delicious and worth the price, if you can afford it. Given the leftovers I still have, after my entire family ate it for dinner twice since we made it, I'd say it's a good investment. If you disagree, goody for you.
7 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp minced fresh sage
6 cups stock (veggie or chicken.. I used chicken)
2 cups butternut squash puree
2 tbsp olive oil
2/3 cup caramelized onions
2 cups Arborio rice
1 tsp minced rosemary
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 4 tbsp of the butter. Add 1 tbsp of the sage and heat until the butter browns. Strain the butter into a small bowl and discard the sage. Cover the bowl to keep the butter warm.
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the stock and squash puree. Bring just to a simmer, 8 to 10 minutes; maintain over low heat.
In a large saucepan (or risotto pan) over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the caramelized onions and rice and stir until the grains are well coated with the oil and are nearly translucent with a white dot in the center, about 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 tbsp sage and the rosemary. Add the wine and stir until it is absorbed.
Add the simmering stock mixture a ladleful at a time, stirring frequently after each addition. Wait until the stock is almost completely absorbed before adding more.
When the rice is tender to the bite but slightly firm in the center and looks creamy, after about 30 minutes, stir in the remaining 3 Tbs. butter, the cheese, salt and pepper. Add more stock if needed so the rice is thick and creamy. Let stand for 2 minutes. Drizzle with the reserved sage butter and serve immediately. Serves 6.
(Eve-family had it with some chicken and salad for extra win.)
One day I'll be able to give cooking instructions LMNO-style--that is to say, what strikes me as very casually.. not loaded with
. Until then, from the recipe card!