Creamy Squash Risotto Recipe

Creamy Squash Risotto Recipe
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

This creamy squash risotto recipe is warming, comforting and leaves you completely satisfied. Choose your favorite squash or whatever is on hand.

Creamy Squash Risotto Recipe

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Makes enough for 3 meals

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  • 2 cups squash, diced
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1 tsp olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1-2 (or more!) Tbsp fresh thyme (or 1 Tbsp dried)
  • 1 cup short grain brown rice
  • ½ cup white wine, warmed
  • pinch sea salt
  • pumpkin seeds, to garnish


  1. Boil or steam the squash in its own pot.
  2. Heat the 3 cups of water in a small pot to just below a boil.
  3. Warm a third pot to medium, add the oil and the diced onion. Stir the onion until it is coated in oil, then let it cook until it is translucent (not browned yet). Add thyme now, especially if dried. Fresh thyme could alternatively be added at the end of the cooking process. Add the rice, and stir to coat it in the oil. Pour the wine over the rice, and stir until it is all absorbed by the rice. Add sea salt, about 2 tsp. Add the heated water to the rice, about a ½ cup at a time, stirring constantly and waiting for all the liquid to be absorbed before adding more.
  4. Use all 3 cups of water for a very liquid, creamy risotto, or add only 2-2 ½ cups for a sticky risotto.
  5. Once all the liquid is absorbed, test the rice to see if it is done. It should be soft, but only just cooked (al dente).
  6. Stir in the squash, and stir to absorb any liquid you add from the squash cooking liquid.
  7. Serve your squash risotto garnished with cracked black pepper and roasted pumpkin seeds for a delicious and satisfying vegan meal.



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