Recipe Courtesy of Earth Balance


Don’t let risotto intimidate you! It’s simply a matter of time, patience and willingness to stir for 20 minutes or so. The technique used to make risotto releases the starches from the rice resulting in a thick and creamy entrée that’s a blank canvas for additions like butternut squash, asparagus, fresh herbs, toasted nuts and more. Earth Balance® Organic Natural Buttery Spread only enhances the depth of rich, creamy flavor found in traditional risotto.

Serves 4 to 6

8 Tbsp. Earth Balance® Organic Natural Buttery Spread, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp. sherry
8 cups vegetable broth
6-8 cups chicken broth (use vegetable broth for vegetarian options
2 shallots, minced
2 cups peeled and diced butternut squash, peeled, and finely diced
2 cups arborio rice
1 cup dry white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc)
1/2 cup vegan grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste

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