Butternut Squash Risotto w/ Roasted Veggies (Vegetarian)
Ready in 35 Minutes | Gluten-Free
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Unpack Your Kit Ingredients
Grab Your Cookware and Staples
large, deep skillet
liquid measuring cup
salt and pepper
Step 1: Roast the Veggies
PREHEAT the oven to 400 degrees.
ARRANGE the mixed seasonal veggies on a baking sheet.
DRIZZLE with extra olive oil and gochujang sauce, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.
ROAST the veggies for 20-25 minutes. (Check after 20 minutes and remove if the veggies are starting to brown.)
Step 2: Sauté the Onion and Rice
While the veggies roast…
MELT 1 butter ball in a large, deep skillet over medium heat.
ADD the chopped onion and sauté until just soft.
STIR in the arborio rice and cook for 2 minutes.
Step 3: Stir in the Broth
MIX the vegetable broth concentrate with 3 CUPS hot water in a liquid measuring cup.
★ADD the vegetable broth to the risotto ONE HALF CUP AT A TIME until absorbed.
STIR and simmer over medium heat until the rice is tender, about 30 minutes.
★COOKING TIP FROM CHEF K: Slowly cooking the arborio rice is the key to making 4-star restaurant quality risotto vs. a risotto you might find at a place named Papa Paul’s Pizza Ranch & Burgers. We recommend you take the time to do it right.
Step 4: Sauté the Butternut Squash
While the rice is cooking…
MELT 2 butter balls in a small skillet over high heat.
ADD the butternut squash and sauté until golden and just fork-tender. (Be careful not to overcook.)
SEASON to taste with garlic salt.
STIR in the whipping cream and chives. Turn off heat.
Step 5: Combine the Risotto Ingredients, Serve & Enjoy!
STIR the remaining butter ball into the hot rice mixture.
A DD butternut squash mixture and parmesan, stirring gently to combine.
SEASON to taste with salt and pepper.
SERVE the risotto with roasted veggies on the side. Now high-five yourself and please, for the love of everything good and right with the world, sit down, relax and enjoy what you just made.
★TIP: Please recycle your dinner kit packaging. Our containers are compostable and made from plant-based materials.
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At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.
We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.
— Chef K
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