Butternut & Basil Risotto

The fresh taste of basil combined with sweet butternut turns this rice dish into a scrumptious meal
Serves 4 | Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 30 mins

15 ml margarine
1 onion, chopped
125 g mushrooms, sliced
325 g arborio rice
1 litre boiling water
Freshly ground black pepper
15 ml oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
250 ml cubed butternut
1 sachet Knorr Fresh Ideas Basil Chicken Pan
125 ml grated Parmesan cheese
125 ml chopped fresh parsley

Heat margarine and oil together in a saucepan. Gently sauté the onion, garlic, mushrooms and butternut and add the rice, stirring until the rice is coated in the oil. Cook for 1 minute. In a large jug, mix the Knorr Fresh Ideas Basil Chicken Pan sachet contents and water together and add 250 ml of the liquid to the saucepan. Allow this to simmer gently. Cook, stirring often until the liquid is almost all absorbed. Continue stirring and adding the liquid 1 cup at a time, until all is absorbed and the rice is tender. (This should take about 20 min) Stir in the Parmesan cheese, pepper and parsley. Serve immediately.

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