Orzo Risotto with Winter Squash Recipe

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Herminia Nichols Modified: March 21, 2022
Orzo Risotto with Winter Squash Recipe

How To Make Orzo Risotto with Winter Squash

A delightful dish of orzo risotto served in a winter squash! This meal is light and creamy with a well-rounded flavor combination you’d absolutely love!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 4 tbspunsalted butter
  • cupsorzo pastauncooked, whole wheat
  • cupsvegetable broth
  • ¾cupParmesan cheesegrated
  • ½white onion
  • 1shallot
  • 1butternut squashmedium, roasted
  • saltto taste
  • pepperto taste
  • spicesto taste


  1. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven on the stove. Sautée onion and shallot with the butter until tender.

  2. Add uncooked orzo and stir to coat. Pour in both cans of broth. Bring to boil and cook until orzo is tender, about 7 to 10 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan and butternut squash and cover. Let rest 5 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and tamari or parsley.


  • Calories: 324.32kcal
  • Fat: 16.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.46g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.47g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.34g
  • Fiber: 3.28g
  • Sugar: 3.98g
  • Protein: 11.52g
  • Cholesterol: 43.17mg
  • Sodium: 688.21mg
  • Calcium: 284.37mg
  • Potassium: 438.84mg
  • Iron: 1.34mg
  • Vitamin A: 583.77µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.43mg
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