Butternut Risotto

about 1,8 litre chicken or vegetable stock
15ml + 30ml butter
10ml vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3 x 250ml butternut, cubed
500ml arborio rice
125ml white wine
125ml parmesan cheese, grated
30 sage leaves, chopped

Pour the stock into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low.
Put another saucepan on medium heat and add 15ml butter and the vegetable oil.
Add the onion and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cubed butternut and cook until the butternut begins to colour around the edges – about 7 minutes.
Add the 30ml butter and the rice and stir through to coat the rice for about 2 minutes.
Add the white wine and cook until most of it is absorbed by the rice.
Add about 250ml (a cup) of the hot stock to the rice and stir continuously until most of the stock is absorbed.
Add the remaining stok 250ml at a time but allow the rice to absorb the liquid before adding more.
Stir the risotto often and cook until the butternut is tender – about 25 minutes.
Stir in the parmesan and sage and season with salt and pepper.
Serve hot!

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