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Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto June 25, 2010

Filed under: Rice and Grains — delishuss @ 8:40 am
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Serves 3 people


2 tblsp of olive oil

1 butternut squash- peeled and chopped

1 onion

1 stock cube

2 pints of boiling water1 clove of garlic

150g of risotto rice

3 tblsp of balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper

75g of low fat garlic and herb cream cheese (Philadelphia extra light is good)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Add the butternut squash to a baking tray and mix add in 1 tblsp of oil and the balsamic vinegar. Cook in the oven for about 45 mins until soft and turning black. The butternut squash could alternatively be par-cooked in the microwave and then cook in the oven for the remainder to char them.
  2. Meanwhile, fry off the onion for about 3 mins in the remaining olive oil, add in the garlic and fry for another 2. Remove from Pan.
  3. Add in the rice and fry for 4- 5 mins, re-add the onions and garlic and cooked butternut squash.
  4. Melt the stock cube in boiling water and add enough water to cover the rice. Keep re-adding the stock when the water runs low and cook rice until al dente.
  5. Stir in the cream cheese.
  6. Check for seasoning, there tends to be a lot of salt in the cream cheese and stock so you may not need to add any additional salt.

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