Butternut Squash Risotto Cakes
Risotto is one of those restaurant dishes that sounds fancy but lets be honest, its rice. Risotto is much more about the technique, getting a creamy but not mush texture and nice flavor. This dish gives you much more wiggle room and is much simpler to make. What I absolutely love about these is the mild sweetness from the butternut squash, a touch of cinnamon and the plump arborio rice. I give them a light breading with whole wheat bread crumbs and then they are baked in the oven until crisp and a beautiful golden color.