Bacon Butternut Squash Risotto

posted by RiceSelect on 8/21/2015

Post courtesy of Spoonful of Flavor

Rethink rice by adding seasonal fall flavors to risotto! Butternut squash, bacon, maple and sage perfectly complement the creamy texture of Arborio rice and create a unique and flavorful meal!

Butternut squash is my favorite fall flavor. Yes, you read that right. While I love pumpkin, butternut squash is like pumpkin’s long lost cousin that doesn’t get enough credit as it deserves. I love the sweet, nutty flavor, and it is a perfect complement to the creamy texture of Arborio rice. The butternut squash thickens the rice to the perfect consistency, and the other ingredients add exceptional flavor. Rethink rice this fall and create a beautiful, flavorful and hearty meal. Butternut Squash Risotto with Bacon, Maple and Sage is the perfect meal.Spoonful-Flavor_1

If you open my pantry, you will find all varieties of RiceSelect rice. It is a versatile grain that I use in all types of meals. All RiceSelect products are grown, milled, and packaged in the USA and are produced from non-GMO proprietary seed. They also have organic varieties available, are easy to find and are a great quality for the price. Try Rice
Select products by locating your nearest store or buy the product online. In addition to the Arborio rice, RiceSelect produces specialty products, including their signature Texmati® White Rice and blends like Arborio Blend™ with Jalapeño and Arborio Blend™ with Mushrooms. Each variety has its own distinct flavor, aroma and texture, therefore producing endless opportunities to create unique meals. Redefine the way you think about rice. Add butternut squash, bacon, maple and sage, or perhaps your favorite fall flavors to create a culinary adventure away from the ordinary, everyday meal.

I really love the texture of this risotto. The butternut squash thickens the rice and highlights the creamy texture of the Arborio rice. I could eat this meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner because it is so good! Arborio rice is gluten-free so this risotto can be enjoyed by everyone.

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