With Halloween upon us, and so much squash going spare, we thought we’d make this Syn Free Butternut Squash Risotto!
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Risotto is one of the best comfort foods for an Autumnal day, and isn’t as laborious as you might think!
You can make this Syn Free Butternut Squash Risotto with butternut squash or pumpkin – it would even work with marrow or courgette!
We like to garnish this Syn Free Butternut Squash Risotto with a couple of shavings of parmesan and some of butternut squash seeds toasted up in the oven. Just remember to syn anything you garnish the risotto with accordingly.
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What do I need to make this Syn Free Butternut Squash
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This Syn Free Butternut Squash is really easy to make.
You will need a really good, non-stick frying pan
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This non-stick frying pan would be great to make this Low Syn Folded Berry Pancake!
Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free!
The Avocado flavour is perfect for this Syn Free Butternut Squash Risotto recipe.
How many Syns are in this Syn Free Butternut Squash Risotto?
This Syn Free Butternut Squash Risotto is…Syn free!
It’s also packed full of flavour, and would make a delicious lunch if heated up the next day!
How do I make this Syn Free Butternut Squash Risotto?
Peel and chop the butternut squash and place into a microwaveable container with a couple of tablespoons of water. Cover with cling film and cook until almost cooked through.
Meanwhile, chop the onion and crush the garlic. Spray a frying pan with Frylight and fry the garlic and onion for a couple of minutes until tender. Add the rice and combine with the onion and garlic.
Pour in 300mls of water and add the stock pot and nutmeg. Continue to stir occasionally until all of the water has been absorbed.
When the butternut squash has finished cooking in the microwave, add it to the rice and mix. Add another 300mls of water and continue to stir occasionally.
When the moisture has all been absorbed, add the final 300mls of water. Stir more frequently now to encourage a creamy consistency.
Make sure the rice is cooked to your liking, and serve immediately with a garnish of your choice!
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