Sweet Potato Walnut Risotto

Serve up fall flavors with this Sweet Potato Walnut Risotto made with Success® Brown Rice, cubed sweet potato, Parmesan, mascarpone and crunchy walnuts.

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Sweet Potato Walnut Risotto

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 2 bags Success® Brown Rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine OR chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 lb frozen cubed sweet potatoes, thawed
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tsp fresh grated orange peel
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • A perfect dish for fall, this risotto features buttery sweet potato and crunchy toasted walnuts for a delightful mix of flavors and textures.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions, substituting chicken broth for water. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of chicken broth.

    Step 2

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Add wine or broth and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Add rice, reserved 1/2 cup chicken broth and mascarpone cheese. Stir until creamy.

    Step 5

  • Gently fold in sweet potatoes, walnuts, sage, orange peel, salt and pepper and cook until heated through. Top with Parmesan cheese.

    Recipe Tip

    If you don’t have any sweet potatoes on hand, try this recipe with butternut squash, instead.

Sweet Potatoes Meet Risotto

When two great things come together to make something even better, it’s an exciting thing. This tasty recipe does just that! Sweet potatoes are a delicious addition to many meals, even risotto! This is a perfect comfort dish for settling into the chilly fall season.

This risotto is anything but boring. Made with brown rice, it has a hearty dose of whole grains. Parmesan and mascarpone cheeses add savory flavor and creaminess. With sweet potatoes and walnuts for added texture, this is one exciting dish. Serve this at your next dinner party and watch it quickly disappear. Just make sure you make enough for second helpings!

Perfect Risotto

You don’t have to be a professional chef to get risotto right. Our Success® Rice helps this dish come together easily, without spending too long in the kitchen.

This recipe calls for whole grain brown rice for a new take on risotto. If you’re looking for more creative risotto ideas, try your hand at this Four Cheese Tomato Risotto or this Quinoa Risotto.

Other Meal Inspiration

If you’re looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, try out this vegetarian meatloaf recipe.