Microwave butternut squash risotto
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
Make this easy risotto in the microwave to feed the family – it's a good source of vitamin C, counts as one of your 5-a-day and it's ready in under 30 minutes
- STEP 1
Tip the rice into a large bowl, then add 500ml of the hot vegetable stock. Cover with cling film and microwave on High for 5 mins. Meanwhile, peel and cut the squash into medium chunks (see tip, below). Stir the rice, then add the squash and the rest of the stock. Re-cover with cling film, then microwave for another 15 mins, stirring halfway, until almost all the stock is absorbed and the rice and squash are tender.
- STEP 2
Leave the risotto to sit for 2 mins, then stir in the parmesan and sage. Serve topped with more grated cheese.
PREPPING YOUR SQUASH
To prep a butternut squash, cut off the top and bottom, then cut in half. Peel with a small, sharp knife, scoop out seeds with a spoon, then cut the flesh into chunks.