Butternut Squash “Risotto”

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I am feeling a need for a break from the more technical areas of my work, so I thought I’d post a new recipe for you today!  I am very excited about this one.  I am finding that the cauliflower rice is very versatile and works in so many wonderful dishes you’d normally use regular rice in – like Chicken and Rice Soup.  So I thought I would give Risotto a try and I ended up loving it.  I believe my son would have loved it had I not put so much garlic in it!

If you’ve never made regular risotto with Arborio rice, it is really quite easy and not as hard as it may seem.  The main trick is the heat the stock apart from the rice in a separate pot, and then slowly add it to the rice as it cooks, stirring very frequently.

I used the same idea in this recipe, however I didn’t use nearly as much stock as you’d use in regular Risotto. I didn’t really consider this to be a Thanksgiving recipe but I am sure this would make a lovely addition to the table!

So here you go:

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Ground Turkey and Apple Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe


I shop regularly at the Common Market, the local food coop in Frederick, Maryland.  Last week they had a new recipe out which looked really good so I grabbed a copy.  I made some adjustments due to time and diet, but I really loved how this recipe turned out.  And Elijah even said, “this is really good, mom!”  very matter-a-factly.

The original recipe had breadcrumbs and an egg in it, but I left these out due to allergies and wanting to keep things simple.  I also didn’t have time to bake the stuffing again in the oven.

Ground Turkey and Apple Stuffed Winter Squash Recipe
This is a great Thanksgiving dish or simply a nice fall dish with wonderful savory flavors!

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