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Bacon & Butternut Squash Risotto

Bacon & Butternut Risotto

Bacon & Butternut Risotto

Rachael Ray Show

Bacon & Butternut Squash Risotto

Ingredients

  1. 1 medium-large butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
  2. EVOO – Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling, plus 2 tablespoons
  3. Salt and pepper
  4. Freshly grated nutmeg
  5. Honey, for drizzling
  6. 1 quart chicken stock
  7. 1 generous pinch saffron threads
  8. 1/4 pound slab bacon or pancetta, diced
  9. 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  10. 2 to 3 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  11. 1 1/2 cups carnaroli or arborio rice
  12. 1/2 cup dry white wine
  13. 3 tablespoons butter
  14. 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano, a couple of handfuls

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Place squash on baking sheet and dress with EVOO, salt, pepper, nutmeg and a drizzle of honey.
  3. Toss to combine, then arrange in a single layer and roast til tender for about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove half the squash to food processor and puree with a little water or stock.
  5. Heat stock with saffron and 2 cups water in a sauce pot. Keep warm over medium-low heat.
  6. In a medium pot with rounded edges at bottom, heat 2 tablespoons EVOO over medium-high heat.
  7. Add bacon or pancetta and render to lightly crisp, for about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add onions and garlic and stir to soften, for about 2-3 minutes more.
  9. Add rice and season with salt and pepper; toast for 2 minutes, then stir in wine and let evaporate.
  10. Add a few ladles of stock at a time stirring rapidly with each addition to build starchy, creamy quality. Rice will take 18 minutes from first addition of liquid to cook to al dente.
  11. Stir in squash puree and melt in butter.
  12. Add grated cheese and taste risotto for seasoning.
  13. Serve in shallow bowls garnished with reserved diced, roasted squash.

Servings: As entrée, serves 10 to 12; as main dish, serves 6 to 8

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