Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto


We blend premium short grain Arborio rice with butternut squash and zesty, savory herbs, spices and aromatics for the classic flavors of our Butternut Squash Flavor-Ready Risotto.

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Made with authentic Arborio rice and rich, sweet butternut squash, this rustic blend of rice, vegetables, herbs, and spices cooks into a creamy, flavoring risotto, sure to warm the coldest winter evening. Fully seasoned and ready-to-cook, one quart of warmed stock or broth is all you need to create a delicious one-pan meal or side.

The secret to excellent risotto lies with the short-grain Arborio rice, the preferred risotto rice. Arborio is a high-starch, short-grain grown in the Piedmont and Lombardy regions of Italy. Arborio rice is bred to be creamy and absorb great quantities of liquid while remaining firm and maintaining intact individual grains.

Risotto is a marvelous culinary expression of Italy, combining the wholesomeness of rice with quality flavorings and spices. Gentle stirring the rice while gradually adding warm stock or broth draws the starch out of the rice grains and creates the creamy consistency and al dente texture fundamental to risotto.


  • Heat 1 quart water or chicken stock to simmer and reserve.  

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat.  

  • Add 1 cup Butternut Squash Risotto and stir quickly until rice is well coated and opaque, about 2 minutes.  

  • Add 1 cup warm liquid to rice. Cook, stirring, until rice has absorbed liquid.  

  • Add remaining liquid 1 cup at a time, cooking and stirring until rice absorbs all the liquid after each addition and rice is tender but firm.