Mrs. Dude's Gluten-Free Risotto (No…seriously…I'm posting a recipe)

gluten free risotto

I started this blog almost 3 years ago.

I’ve written 434 blog posts.

I’ve talked about celebrities, I’ve ranted and I’ve posted your love stories.

Heck…I even wrote a post called Gluten-Free Sex for Only $27.

Yet in all this time, I’ve never once posted a recipe.

Well my friends…the time has come.

Whenever Mrs. Dude is whipping up something amazing for me in the kitchen, I always ask her how she made it. Her response is pretty much always the same: “Oh…it’s so easy.” And yet she never tells me how to do it.

Well I had a major hankering for some of Mrs. Dude’s famous gluten-free risotto last week and since she is kinda out of commission these days, I ponied up and with Mrs. Dude’s verbal guidance, I actually made the risotto myself. I posted a picture of it on Facebook and everybody was clamoring for the recipe.

So from me to you…here you go. Mangia Mangia!!

(Dude note: The recipe below is for Butternut Squash Risotto, which is really dynamite. But you can replace the squash with anything you like. I actually used broccoli and mushroom for this batch. Oh…and obviously, make sure the chicken broth is gluten free.)

Mrs. Dude’s Gluten-Free Risotto

Ingredients:
– 1 package cut up butternut squash
– 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
– 1/4 cup dry white wine (more if you plan on drinking while cooking)
– 1 cup water
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dry sage
– 1 teaspoon olive oil
– 1 cup diced onion
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 cup uncooked Arborio or other short-grain rice
– 1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme (hopefully you can find the thyme to make this…thank you, I’ll be here all night)
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon pepper
– 1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Directions:
– Preheat oven to 350.
– Cut up squash to small pieces (about 1/2 inch cubes).
– Bake the squash for 10 minutes or so.

– Increase oven to 400.
– Bring water, broth and sage to a simmer in a saucepan – do not boil.
– In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add onion and saute for about 6 minutes.
– Add garlic and saute another minute.
– Add rice and saute another minute.
– Stir in squash, broth mixture, wine, thyme, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
– Place the rice mixture in a 13 x 9 baking dish coated with a non-stick spray.
– Bake for 30 minutes.
– Stir gently and sprinkle with cheese.
– Bake for another 5 minutes.

– Lather, rinse, repeat. Just kidding…you can eat it now.

Check back in another 3 years for my next recipe. In the meantime, here is Julia Child making an amazing chicken dish. Not to be missed.

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20 thoughts on “Mrs. Dude's Gluten-Free Risotto (No…seriously…I'm posting a recipe)”

  1. Good morning. Sounds yummy. Speaking of food I’ve been gf for just two weeks. Is there gluten withdrawals? I feel funky. Nervous and jerky and weird headed. Just curious. You sound like a very loving and good husband. She’s lucky.

    1. A definite “yes” for me. Luckily I was prepared for it since it was mentioned by Jennifer Esposito in her book. Google “gluten detox” or “gluten withdrawal” – there are some articles about it.

      1. It definitely takes a little while for people to adjust to the gluten free diet and having some symptoms while transitioning is not uncommon.

        1. Whew, I thought what else could go wrong. Lol. Thank you for the help. Will definitely google. Y’all are the sweetest people. Glad I found this blog.

          1. Ok I googled withdrawals. That’s me. Brain fog nervous and goofy and dizzy. I almost gave in and ate saltines to see if it would go away. I feel like my nerves in my arms are quivering. Yew gads this sucks but will soon (I hope) pass.

            1. oops – didn’t mean to have that comment as a “reply”. I’d just noticed the “thyme” comment in the post…
              but dkwtexas, you hang in there. The detox does pass and slowly but surely those aggravating celiac symptoms wane.

            2. Twitching nerves might signal a deficiency in magnesium. It’s very common to be deficient with the typical diet, but with the absorption problems of celiac it may even be more true. Look up the “Magnesium Miracle” book or website. I was having arm and eye twitches until I started taking a magnesium supplement (drink).

  2. Risotto is one of my favorite meals as a Celiac. It’s delicious, super healthy and a wonderful comfort food all at the same time. People who have Celiac really do need to know how to make risotto and this recipe sounds fantastic. Thank you Dude and Mrs. Dude for sharing this recipe!

  3. GD (Mrs. Dude)-

    Awesome. I am forwarding to Jersey Guy right now. Whoyah, looks like risotto and some wine for me. Perfect night for it.

    xox-
    Jersey Girl
    ———————————————————-
    “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
    Julia Child

  4. I’ve only made risotto once and stood over the pot stirring for an hour. And decided it wasn’t worth the effort to try again. So I am loving this oven cooked version!

  5. I’m making this for my brother’s 40th birthday party tomorrow. If he doesn’t like it, I’ll just blame you.
    Just kidding. Can’t wait to try it.
    Thanks for posting!

  6. Pretty sure I did it right because it’s all gone. Next time I make a batch just for me. Thank you, and please pass along my thanks to Mrs. Dude.
    Oh and we got a cake from Jennifer’s Way. So worth it.

  7. Wonderful recipe. I made this for my family last night and we all loved it and will make it again soon! Thanks

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