Spiced Butternut Squash Risotto

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In the box:
Roasted garlic paste
Vegetable stock
Spice blend
Shopping list:
1 small onion, finely chopped
350g butternut squash, diced
150g arborio rice
40g Parmesan, finely grated
30g pine nuts
From your cupboard:
Sunflower or olive oil
40g butter
4 slices of prosciutto, torn into strips
100ml white wine

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1. Bring 750ml of water to the boil in a saucepan and then add the vegetable stock. Keep warm on a low heat.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a heavy-based pan or frying pan and fry the onion and roasted garlic paste on a high heat until soft. Then add the spice blend and stir-fry for another minute. Add the rice and half of the butternut squash and fry for 4 minutes making sure all the grains are coated in the spice blend and translucent.

3. Add the wine (optional) to the rice mixture and cook until completely absorbed. Then start adding the warm stock (2 ladles at a time), stirring regularly and cooking until absorbed each time before adding more. This process should take approximately 15 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, in another pan or frying pan add 1 tbsp of oil and bring the pan to high heat. Fry the remaining butternut squash for approximately 5 minutes, until lightly coloured. Add the pine nuts and prosciutto strips (optional) and cook for a further 2 minutes.

6. Finish the risotto by stirring in the butter and half of the Parmesan. Serve on plates with the fried butternut squash, prosciutto, pine nuts and remaining Parmesan.

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