If you read this blog or know me at all, you know that I love, love, love risotto. It’s such a rustic, yet delicious dish that welcomes with open arms any rejects in your fridge. Scallions, carrots, and thyme- why not? Asparagus and mushrooms? Don’t mind if I do. So when I had half a roasted butternut squash in my fridge, alongside some gorgeous fresh sage leaves, I got to work!
If you haven’t made risotto before, don’t get worked up- it’s not nearly as hard as it’s made out to be. Just be sure to stir from time to time, and if the rice is getting dry, then add more liquid! It’s as easy as that. The other trick to great risotto is to use great ingredients that pack a lot of flavor. That’s why you’ll see every addition to this dish is designed to pack a great punch in the taste department- from the cheese, to the wine, to the squash, to the garlic, to the…. wait, I’m getting hungry here! [Read more…]