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Here is the recipe I mentioned in the broadcast. I tried it the other day and it's really tasty.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Chorizo Risotto (serves 2)
½ Butternut Squash, peeled and chopped into 1cm pieces
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
100g Chorizo (Picante for preference)
1 small Onion, finely chopped
150-175g Risotto Rice( You can get Arborio from Sainsburys, Asda, even the Co-op )
75ml White Wine
600ml hot Vegetable Stock
50g grated Parmesan
Juice of half a Lemon
Freshly grated Black Pepper
Preheat the oven to 200c.
Toss the butternut squash with the olive oil and season. Place on a tray and roast until soft – around 20-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, put the chorizo in a pan and fry until it releases its oil and starts to cook. Add the onion and cook until it is soft and the chorizo is cooked through. Now add the rice and mix well so it becomes coated in the chorizo oil. turn the heat up, add the white wine and stir while it bubbles away.
Add the vegetable stock a ladle at a time, stirring constantly and adding the next ladle when the rice absorbs the liquid. When you have used most of the stock, test the rice to see if it is cooked – you may need slightly more/less liquid. When it is ready add the roasted butternut squash, parmesan, lemon juice and black pepper. cover and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Fabulous for a winter's supper dish.
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