Butternut squash risotto for me was inspired by a couple of blogs that I like to visit. I recently saw a post on making risotto, and thought, man it had been a long time since I have made any, and it is the season of butternut squash, or at least it is in Texas. Guess what, I was a little over ambitious during my last trip to the farmers market.
If you have never made risotto before, it may be because you heard it was difficult or really labor intensive. It isn’t difficult, but this is a dish where you do need to be actively watching and sometimes stirring the pan that you cook your rice in. What’s the payoff? You will get a wonderfully creamy rice dish, that can be served as a main dish or an appetizer. I recently went to D’Marco’s in Houston and had the most wonderful risotto dish. I thought man, why am I not making this more often at home? Guess, what, I am going to walk you through making risotto, and I am not even going to charge you the 18 dollars that I paid for a plate of delicious risotto.