Posted: January 23 2011 in RecipesRice

1 butternut squash, about 1-1/2 pounds
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups uncooked Rice Select Risotto Rice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 1/2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Prick squash in several places, set in shallow baking dish; bake at 350 degrees 50 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly; peel, remove seeds and strings from center and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Set aside.

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until onion begins to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add rice and sage; stir 1 to 2 minutes. Add nutmeg, cayenne pepper, squash and broth. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Stir; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until rice is tender and mixture has a creamy consistency, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Serve immediately.

Serves 6.

Recipe from Rice Select’s website