Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Yummy Butternut Squash Risotto


It is really too bad that a picture cannot convey the taste of food.  This risotto was delicious!

I love risotto.  Growing up my mother made 'risi e bisi' often.  It is a northern Italian dish of rice and peas and was one of my favorite foods at home.  But since my youth, I have tried many different risottos and have never been disappointed in any varieties.

This particular recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa.  It is saffron risotto with butternut squash.  I did not follow the recipe exactly since I wanted to use up some bacon I already had versus buying some pancetta.  And I finely diced an onion instead of buying a shallot.  It still turned out wonderful and even the leftovers were good the next day.

This was a perfect light supper for fall.

4 comments:

  1. That looks and sounds delicious, Denise! As strange as it sounds, the best risotto I've ever had was in Mexico. I have high hopes for my Italian trip next spring.

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    1. I don't think I've ever eaten risotto in Europe. My son had it at his rehearsal dinner in Victoria.

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  2. My husband (Italian heritage - I'm not) hasn't made risotto in a long time. My stomach is rumbling. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Well I'll be making lots more. I went and bought more rice thinking I had used it all up only to find a box when I got back home.

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