Syn free butternut squash and spinach risotto

Syn free butternut squash and spinach risotto

syn free butternut squash and spinach risotto

I do love a risotto, I find it such a warming and comforting food. Yes it requires a bit of effort but oh it’s so worth it in my opinion Where do get such a creamy taste that is also  slimming world friendly. I find  it is s so moist and creamy and you really don’t need any dairy and adding cheese become s purely a luxurious option.

It is also very filling and a really lovely supper particularly when it is still a little chilly out there.

Here is my recipe for a slimming world  friendly syn free butternut squash and spinach risotto.

Syn free butternut squash and spinach risotto

Ingredients

  • 500g butternut squash ( frozen/pre chopped)
  • 3 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
  • 300g arborio risotto rice
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 litre of boiling vegetable stock
  • fry light
  • 3 radishes sliced
  • 4 slices quorn bacon fried in frylight
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • mixed herbs

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 180 and place the squash on a fry light sprayed baking tray for about 15 mins turning once, roast the tomatoes at the same time by spraying with fry light and adding to the tray.
  2. Meanwhile make up the vegetable stock with boiling water
  3. Fry the onion and the garlic for a couple of minutes in fry light.
  4. Add the rice and ladle upon ladle of vegetable stock until all absorbed and the rice is creamy and soft (15-20m ) Keep stirring.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add spinach leaves (washed and with stalks cut off) until these have wilted and stir gently.
  7. Then add chopped cooked bacon, roasted tomatoes, and butternut quash to the rice and stir well
  8. Serve immediately with crusty bread or a fresh baby leaf salad
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Enjoy! As ever please let me know if you make it and what you think of the recipe. I am always open to suggestions and alternatives abd am keen to hear your thoughts.

Can you think of any variations you might make on this? I obviously did a veggie recipe  ( all my recipes are vegetarian.) I was wondering how mushrooms might work or using sage instead of spinach. Hmm I think this just means I have to make it all over again soon. Once I have cleared up from last time!

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  1. April 24, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Ooh this looks yummy! Plus it’s slimming world friendly …. win win!!

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