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Butternut Squash Risotto

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butternut squash risotto

creamy & delicious
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 795.9 kcal

Equipment

  • small sharp knife
  • frying pan
  • baking sheet
  • saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 160 g butternut squash
  • 500 g rice
  • 80 ml oil
  • 80 g cheddar a mature cheese
  • 50 g dried peas soaked and cooked as per packet instructions (100g if using tins to save time)
  • 1.5 l stock
  • salt, pepper, garlic

Instructions
 

  • Cut the butternut squash into small cubes and roast them for approx 25 mins at gas mark 5 with a little salt and vegetable oil.
  • Click here to start a 25 minute timer
  • Use 40 ml oil to start the risotto off, warm it in a pan, add peas, rice, and 1.5 litres stock, leaving the rest of the oil to drizzle over the finished product.
  • When the rice has absorbed all the liquid and is sloppy and cooked, stir in half of the cheese along with the squash, sprinkle the rest over the top. Add salt to taste, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

Notes

The salt value excludes any you have added yourself, as each family's tastes will differ.
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