Butternut Squash Risotto with Greens

Butternut Squash Risotto with Greens

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 152.4
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.6 mg
  • Sodium: 310.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g

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Introduction

Rich, creamy rice studded with healthy squash and greens make a hearty side dish or a vegetarian entree. Rich, creamy rice studded with healthy squash and greens make a hearty side dish or a vegetarian entree.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    4 cups vegetable broth, 4 cup
    2 ounces white wine
    2 tsp olive oil
    1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    1 cup cubed butternut squash
    1 clove minced garlic
    1 cup chopped Swiss chard
    1 cup chopped collards
    3/4 cup Arborio rice
    1/2 cup sliced leeks

Directions

Heat 4 cups of vegetable broth or stock and keep warm on low heat.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss peeled and cubed squash with 1tsp olive oil, dash of salt, pepper and minced garlic clove. Roast about 20 minutes, until tender. Set aside.

Boil some water and simmer greens for about 4 minutes. Drain, cool, chop coarsely and set aside. (You can sub kale for either or both the chard and collards)

Heat 1 tsp oil in a heavy saute pan and saute the leeks for a couple of minutes, until they soften. Add the rice and cook for another couple of minutes, stirring constantly.

Add wine and allow rice to absorb it. Add stock, slowly, 1 cup at a time, continuing to stir gently and allowing rice to absorb stock before adding more. Add two cups of broth total.

Stir in the squash and the greens. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook, adding stock 1/2-3/4 cup at a time until rice is tender. The rice should be a little saucy.

Add pinch of nutmeg and stir in the cheese. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve immediately.

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Amazing! To peel the butternut squash without amputating a limb, put it in a pot with an inch or so of water, bring to a boil, cover, then simmer for 5 minutes; let cool, then just peel with a vegetable peeler. Anyway, I made this as is. So delicious! I'm very impressed; I'll make this again. - 10/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Recipe is for uncooked rice. To peel butternut squash microwave for 3 minutes, then cut off top and bottom, cut neck off peel, slice & cube, bottom half cut in half & take out guts slice & cube(can roast seeds like pumpkin seeds) - 7/16/11

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used pre-peeled and cubed butternut squash, and frozen kale and collard greens (so I halved the amount, since they were already cooked down). I made this the night before and had it for lunch. While it didn't have that creamy texture due to refrigerating and reheated, it was still delicious! - 2/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent! Took a while to make and requires A LOT of stirring, but it was definentley worth it! - 9/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was so good. I don't think it needs more spice - I don't think of risotto as a traditionally spicy dish. So delicious! - 7/23/08

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