Sweet Potato Walnut Risotto

Serve up Fall flavors with this Sweet Potato Walnut Risotto made with Success® Brown Rice, your choice of butternut squash or sweet potato, and crunchy walnuts.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 Mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 Mins


  • 2 bags Success® Brown Rice
  • 32 oz chicken broth (reserve ½ cup)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Riesling wine OR chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 lb frozen sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1 tsp fresh orange peel, grated
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded


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

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions, substituting chicken broth for water.

    Step 2

  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions; sauté 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Add wine and cook for 5 more minutes.

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

  • Gently fold in sweet potatoes, sage, walnuts, and orange peel.

    Step 6

  • Season with salt and pepper and top with Parmesan cheese.


    Use butternut squash instead of sweet potato.

Sweet Potatoes meet Risotto

When two great things come together to make something even better, it’s an exciting thing and this tasty recipe does just that! Sweet potatoes are a delicious addition to many meals and this dish brings that sweet and buttery vegetable we know and love into a creamy risotto. A perfect comfort dish for settling into the chilly fall season.

Made with hearty brown rice for a dose of whole grains, parmesan ad mascarpone cheese, diced sweet potatoes, and toasted walnuts for added texture and flavor, this risotto is anything but plain. Serve it 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. Choosing the right grains and paying attention to the rice as it cooks to make sure you’re stirring enough without overdoing it goes a long way with this type of dish.

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.