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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:07 pm 
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Bacon & Butternut Squash Risotto

1 leek, finely chopped
198g/7oz lean bacon
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
255g/9oz dried risotto rice
397g/14oz butternut squash cut into bite-sized pieces
852ml/1 1/2pt boiling hot chicken stock
salt and pepper
4 tbspfinely chopped chives


  1. Heat a large fying pan over a medium heat, add the leek and bacon and stir-fry for 3-4 mins.

  2. Add the garlic, rice and butternut squash and stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes. Add a small amount of stock and stir gently until all the stock is absorbed.

  3. Continue to cook in this way, adding a little stock at a time, until all the stock is used up and the rice is creamy but still retaining a bit of a 'bite', and the squash is tender. This should take about 25-30 mins.

  4. Remove from the heat, season well and stir in the chopped chives.



Stephanie says "This was also my very first risotto, cooked and eaten! And I still cant get enough of it. Feel free to try it, whether you're on a diet or not, let me know what you think, and share any ideas you may have here too."

With big thanks to Stephanie for this delicious recipe!

Have you tried this? Do you have your own recipe to share?



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