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Winter Squash Risotto

A winter squash risotto (butternut squash) with peas too. Add other veg as well if you like

 

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winter squash risotto

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 749 kcal

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • saucepan
  • mixing spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g butternut squash
  • 500 g rice
  • 80 ml oil
  • 20 g creamed coconut
  • 80 g peas frozen
  • 20 g yeast extract 1.5 litres stock made with 4 teaspoons (20g) yeast extract/marmite
  • salt, pepper, garlic

Instructions
 

  • Cut the butternut squash into small cubes. Toss with a little oil, salt and pepper and roast them for approx 25 mins at gas mark 5
  • Use 40 ml oil to start the risotto off, warm it in a pan, add the rice, stir it around until all the rice grains are coated
  • Have the stock hot in a separate saucepan, and boil the kettle
  • Add the stock a ladleful at a time, stirring until most of the liquid has been absorbed
  • When you have used up all the stock, use hot water from the kettle. You may need another litre
  • When the rice has absorbed all the liquid and is sloppy and cooked, stir in the coconut, squash and peas. Add salt to taste, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
  • Serve immediately

Notes

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