This is my 2nd Barefoot Blogger recipe and I tweaked it quite a bit. It was supposed to be Butternut Squash Risotto, but they didn't have Butternut Squash at our little Safeway so I used Pumpkin instead. AND we also didn't have Arborio rice, so I used Knorr Rice Sides instead. Lastly, there was definitly no Saffron, so I used Sage. It turned out REALLY yummy and creamy though and we loved it! :)
1 c canned pumpkin
2 c chicken stock
2 Tbsp butter
1 c ham, diced
1 pkg Knorr Rice Sies (chicken)
1 tsp sage
1 c Mozarella cheese
1 c Parmesan cheese
1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, then stir in Rice Sides. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil over high heat.
2.Reduce heat to low and simmer, add sage, milk and ham, stirring occasionally. Simmer 15 minutes until rice is tender. Stir in Mozarella cheese and pumpkin. Mix well and serve with Parmesan sprinkled on top.