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Butternut Squash and Shiitake Mushroom Wild Rice Risotto

Butternut Squash and Shiitake Mushroom Wild Rice Risotto

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A pretty fall risotto with lots of color and texture. This dish makes a great meatless main course or an elegant side dish.

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  • Calories:
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.6g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine the shiitake mushrooms and water in a bowl, assuring the mushrooms are covered with water; allow to soak until the mushrooms have softened, about 30 minutes. Drain and reserve the liquid for later use.
  2. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Toss the butternut squash, olive oil, and maple syrup together in a bowl until the squash is evenly coated. Spread onto a baking sheet.
  4. Roast the squash in the preheated oven until tender yet retains its shape, about 30 minutes; set aside.
  5. Bring the vegetable stock and the reserved liquid from the mushrooms to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat; when the butter begins to foam, stir the onion into the butter and cook until the onions are soft and golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the wild rice and the Arborio rice through the onions until evenly mixed and coated. Add the white wine and mushrooms to the onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has been absorbed, 7 to 10 minutes.
  7. Pour enough of the simmering stock mixture into the skillet to cover the rice; cook and stir until the liquid is nearly completely absorbed. Continue adding stock about 3/4 cups at a time, allowing each batch to absorb into the mixture before adding the next. Cook and stir until the rice is tender, about 35 minutes total. Add the butternut squash; cook until the squash is hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Quickly stir the Gorgonzola cheese and parsley into the mixture until the risotto is moist and creamy; remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper; serve immediately.
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Reviews

djtabor
9
3/7/2011

we loved this so much

Victorianna
6
1/21/2012

I have just discovered allrecipes, and this is my fourth recipe. It is fabulous. I substituted a wild mushroom mix from Costco, and a wild/brown rice mix, also from Costco. Also substituted White Stilton for the Gorgonzola. It tastes amazing. Very versatile recipe.

snowpea
6
9/23/2011

Delicious! I used fresh shiitake mushrooms and chicken stock because that's what I had and I probably should have cooked them before hand because the stems were a little hard. Also, the wild rice didn't cook at the same rate as the arborio so it was a little hard. In the feature I might partially cook it separately first. Otherwise it was very good!