Blogging Marathon# 27: Week 3/ Day 7 Theme: Seasonal Dishes – Winter Entree Dish: Baked Risotto with Butternut Squash & Kale
Winter is not one of my favorite seasons. But over the course of last 10 years, I’ve started to appreciate the holiday spirit and the festivities that winter brings. I still don’t like snow and shoveling. Winter means cozying up in the house with a big bowl of soup and a chunk of bread. But winter also brings the much awaited holidays and tons of yummy and sometimes not so healthy food.
Today I have a risotto recipe that is much easier and faster to make when compared to the traditional stirring method, all you have to do is par-cook the rice on the stove top and then bake it off in the oven until rice is tender and cooked through.
If you have a dutch oven that is oven safe, then this is a one-pot dish that is perfect for any holiday dinner table. If you don’t, then transfer to a baking dish after cooking on the stove top.
Recipe is from the cookbook “Meatless” by Martha Stewart Living. For another quick and easy variation for risotto, I have a recipe for pressure cooker risotto here.