Butternut Squash & Mushroom Risotto
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This recipe is extremely flexible - sub out the leek with shallots - change out the white wine with vermouth - leave out the dried mushrooms if you don't have them (but they are wonderful) - or swap out the sage with thyme.
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 1 medium leek, white and pale green parts only, halved lengthwise, washed, and thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups white Arborio rice
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups (1 quart) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups seeded, peeled, and finely chopped butternut squash
  • ½ ounce dried porcini mushrooms, crumbled
  • 1 t dried sage
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Melt the butter in the bottom of your stovetop (over medium heat) or electric cooker (set on the browning function). Add the leek and stir often until softened (not browned).
  2. Add the rice, stir until cooked with butter - about 30 seconds. Pour in the white wine and stir until absorbed in the rice - 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the broth, squash, dried porcini, and sage.
  4. Lock the lid onto the pot.
  5. Follow the directions of your cooker and bring the pressure to high for 7 minutes.
  6. Use the quick-release method to bring the pot's pressure back to normal.
  7. Unlock and open the cooker. If there is still liquid in the pot, turn the heat to medium (use browning function on electric) and bring to a simmer, stirring until thickened - about 2 minutes.
  8. Stir in the cheese. Put the lid back onto the cooker without locking it into place. Set aside for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese and blend the flavors. Stir again before serving.
Recipe by My Kitchen Clatter at http://mykitchenclatter.com/butternut-squash-mushroom-risotto/