PREP TIME: 15 minutes (not including
time to make Pepita Parmesan)
ACTIVE TIME: 50 minutes
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and
chopped into 1-inch cubes
Olive oil spray
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and black pepper to taste
6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
8 tablespoons vegan butter (soy-free if
1 cup loosely packed fresh sage leaves
4 shallots, diced
1½ cups arborio rice (certified gluten-free if
½ cup vegan white wine
⅓ cup nutritional yeast
Pepita Parmesan , optional
Toasted pine nuts, optional
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking
sheet with parchment paper or a silicone
baking mat. Spread out the squash cubes on the sheet and lightly spray with olive oil. Sprinkle with the
coconut sugar, cinnamon, cumin, salt, and pepper. Toss to evenly coat, then spread out again on the sheet.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until tender and caramelized. When done, remove from the oven and set aside.
2. Once the squash is in the oven, pour the broth into a pot, bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer.
Line a plate with paper towels.
3. Melt the butter in a large shallow saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the sage leaves and
cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the leaves are crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer
the leaves to the plate. Pour half of the butter into a small cup and set aside.
4. Add the shallots to the butter in the pan and sauté until translucent. Add the rice and cook for a couple
of minutes, just until the rice begins to become translucent. Add the wine and cook until the wine is
absorbed. Add 2 cups of the broth, cover, and cook until the broth is absorbed. Add another 1 cup broth,
cover, and cook until the broth is absorbed. Repeat until all the broth has been used and the rice is tender.
5. Add the nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Stir in the squash and remove from the heat. Serve topped
with a drizzle of the reserved sage butter, the crispy sage leaves, Pepita Parmesan (if using), and toasted
pine nuts (if using). Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.