Risotto is simply sexy food people. There’s something therapeutic for me about the stirring required to get that creamy dreamy consistency that risotto is famous for. I don’t make it often because I ALWAYS want to eat the entire pot myself. It could be an entire meal for me, and okay honestly it has, back to that whole not making it often thing.
When I do make it I like to double the recipe because you know the only thing better than Risotto? Leftover Risotto that you turn into ARANCINI. Seriously, fried risotto balls. That right there is worth all the stirring. You know what else is sexy? This Lagostina Risotto Pot that I used to make this Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto. Yep
How gorgeous is this pot? After I could pull my eyes away from the gorgeous stainless steel (check my appearance in the reflection) exterior the weight caught my attention. This is NOT a flimsy pot people. It’s made for making risotto. That’s it and I have to tell you, it’s good at it’s job.
“Rich, creamy risotto is easy to prepare in this classic Italian stainless-steel pan. Its bonded aluminum and stainless-steel core ensures precise heating as you sauté Arborio rice with onions, then simmer the grains in broth and wine. A wide rim speeds evaporation and facilitates stirring. The low-profile casserole dish is shaped to reduce fatigue while you stir and the multi-layer design optimally distributes heat across the entire dish.”
You can currently purchase The Lagostina Risottiera at Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams-Sonoma and specialty retailers nationwide. For more information please visit the Lagostina website.
I wanted to make a seasonal risotto that you could enjoy right now. Butternut squash is one of my favorite winter squash specimens so it was an easy decision. It’s perfection roasted, which btw, you could even do the night before while you’re making dinner so it’s at the ready when you’re ready to rumble (I mean stir) with risotto.
We finish it off with a garnish of crispy prosciutto and sage to add a little texture and well because fried prosciutto. It’s optional but really? It’s prosciutto and it’s a very good thing.
You know what else is a very good thing? Besides the recipe of course, because it is most definitely a winner winner risotto dinner …
A GIVEAWAY! One lucky reader is going to win a gorgeous Lagostina Risotto Pot!
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GIVEAWAY! PRODUCT DETAILS: Retail Price: $199.95. Handcrafted in Italy. 13″ L x 11″ W x 8″ H. 4 Qt. capacity. Optimal heat distribution thanks to the multi-layer design. Low profile is ergonomically shaped to reduce fatigue while stirring. Mirror polish finish. Cherry wood lid also doubles as a trivet. Stainless steel. Hand wash.
Disclaimer: This post and contest is sponsored by Lagostina. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.