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3 EASY Risotto Recipes

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Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto
2 tablespoons vegan butter or olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
2 cups diced butternut squash
1 cup risotto rice http://amzn.to/2u1JTKx
2 tablespoons chopped sage leaves
1/2 cup white wine (optional)
4 cups vegetable broth
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until it beings to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the squash and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally until the squash begins to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the rice and sage leaves and cook until they the rice is translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. If using wine, pour it over the rice and add the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook, covered, occasionally until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
Enjoy immediately.

Asparagus, Leek & Goat Cheese Risotto
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup finely chopped leeks
1 celery stalk, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
1 cup risotto rice http://amzn.to/2u1JTKx
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups chopped asparagus
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and celery and cook until they have softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme and rice. Cook, stirring, for another minute. Add the broth and bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the asparagus and goat cheese. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the asparagus is bright green and tender crisp.
Serve immediately.

Caesar Salad Risotto
4 bacon slices, chopped
1 small onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 anchovy fillets, chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup risotto rice http://amzn.to/2u1JTKx
1/2 cup white wine (optional)
4 cups chicken broth
3 cups chopped baby spinach
1 lemon, zest and juice
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Add the bacon to a hot saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until the fat has rendered and it begins to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon and remove any excess oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until it becomes translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, anchovies and Dijon mustard. Cook, stirring, until the anchovies begin to break down. Add the risotto rice and cook until the it becomes translucent. If using, stir in the white wine and add the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the heat off and stir in the spinach, bacon, lemon zest, lemon juice and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve immediately topped with more Parmesan cheese.

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