This Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto is one of my favourite meals to make its filling, straightforward and pretty simple.
To Serve 4 you will need:
1kg butternut squash , peeled and cut into chunks (buy it ready cut or get a real adult to do this lol…I’m serious!)
3 tbsp olive oil
50g butter (or vegetable butter if vegan)
bunch sage chop half and leave the rest whole
1½l vegetable stock ( 3 oxo stock cubes in 1 1/2 liters of boiling water
1 onion , finely chopped
300g Arborio rice (risotto rice)
1 small glass white wine
50g parmesan grated (or the vegan alternative)
1. Wash your chopped butternut squash, put in a roasting tray add chopped sage leaves
and drizzle the olive oil and roast for 30 mins until it is brown and soft.
2. While your butternut squash is in the oven, chop onions fry lightly and sweat gently for 8 minutes until soft but not brown . Stir the rice into the onions until completely coated in the butter, then stir continuously until the rice is shiny and the edges of the grain start to look transparent.Stir frequently.
3.Pour yourself a glass of wine (your totally earning it) pour another for the pot. Add the wine and simmer till its evaporated. Add the stock, a ladleful at a time and stir the rice over a low heat for 25-30 mins. The risotto should be creamy and slightly soupy. When you draw a wooden spoon through it, there should be a part that holds for a few moments.
4. Your Squash should be roasted now, put half in a bowl and mash/puree, add this to the risotto and stir, then add the parmasean and butter and leave to rest for a few minutes.
5.Gently fry the whole sage leaves in a little olive oil until crisp and set aside.
6.Serve the risotto scattered with the whole chunks of squash and the crisp sage leaves.
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Have a great week lovelies.