For 1 portion
150 grams butternut squash
1 small or 1/2 larger onion – finely chopped
1 clove garlic – finely chopped
60 grams risotto rice
2 tablespoons white wine
300 – 400 ml vegetable stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
20 small sage leaves
Cut the butternut squash into small cubes.
Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a saucepan and add the butternut squash. Cover and braise slowly until slightly browned and nearly cooked.
Remove from the pan.
Heat more oil in the pan and add the garlic and onion. Gently fry until transparent. Add half the butternut squash and mash to break it up a bit.
Add the rice and stir in to coat the rice with the other ingredients. Warm through for a couple of minutes.
Add the wine and stir in.
Add enough vegetable stock to just cover the rice and add a pinch of salt if your stock is not already salted.
Cover the pan and turn down the heat to a slow simmer to cook the rice. Check the pan every five minutes or so to see if the risotto is getting too dry, adding stock as needed.
When the rice is almost cooked, stir in the rest of the butternut squash. Check the seasoning of the risotto and add salt and pepper as needed. Cook gently for another five minutes then turn off the heat and leave to rest for five minutes.
Heat 3 or 4 tablespoons of oil in a small pan and when hot add the sage leaves. Fry for three or four minutes until crisp.
Serve the risotto with the sage leaves strewn over.