Advertise with

Cheat's Butternut Risotto


Pick n Pay - Jun 22nd, 09:14

Sweet, roasted butternut bulks up this classic risotto.


1 PnP butternut, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
45 ml PnP canola oil
1 dash salt and milled pepper
30 ml PnP butter
1 small PnP onion, finely diced
2 sprig thyme, leaves picked
375 ml uncooked white rice
500 ml PnP milk
500 ml vegetable stock, plus extra if needed
50 grams parmesan, grated
1 handful PnP basil, fresh


Heat oven to 200°C.
Toss butternut and garlic in half the oil and season.
Arrange on a baking tray and roast for 30 minutes or until golden-brown, tossing occasionally.
Remove, cool slightly and mash butternut with a fork. Set aside.
Heat a medium pan and add remaining oil and half the butter.
Sauté onion and thyme for 2-3 minutes until onion is translucent.
Stir in rice and cook for 5 minutes, then reduce heat.
Heat milk and stock together in a separate pot until combined.
Add a ladle at a time to rice until stock is absorbed, stirring gently after each addition.
Repeat until all stock is used.
Add mashed butternut about 15 minutes into the cooking time.
Cook for 5 minutes then stir through parmesan.
Season well and add more stock if needed – note it should have a soft porridge-like texture.
Fry basil lightly in a glug of oil.

Click here for more Pick n Pay Recipes 

Related Activity

More than just a label12
More than just a label
While every aspect of a product matters, it’s the design, packaging and labelling that draws consumers to choose one product instead of another from cluttered retail shelves. With consumers looking for price and quality, if a pack’s label doesn’t look good consumers won’t buy the product.
SA’s Table Mountain restaurants adopt Sureswipe's 1-second tap & go payment solution02
SA’s Table Mountain restaurants adopt Sureswipe's 1-second tap & go payment solution
South Africa’s iconic Table Mountain, recognised as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and internationally acclaimed as a top tourist experience, has a fast-moving food & beverage (F&B) environment. Approximately 1.2 million transactions per annum take place - this is made up of card and cash payments by local and international tourists who eat and drink as part of their Table Mountain experience.
The perfect solution for tamper-evident marking of assets26
The perfect solution for tamper-evident marking of assets
Traceability Solutions stocks a variety of tamper evident, laser markable materials which is generally used as a tamper evident label for high-security applications and asset registry marking.
Greenworks innovative battery-operated driven products to launch in SA 25
Greenworks innovative battery-operated driven products to launch in SA
Greenworks, battery driven garden and DIY equipment, is launching in South Africa this September. Established in 2006, Greenworks is a rapidly growing brand offering a wide range of cordless garden and power tools worldwide.

Try these recipes

 Pouyoukas Energy Bites16
Pouyoukas Energy Bites
Consumers are constantly looking for healthier ways to snack and according to Anna Klainbaum, food trend expert and writer, recipes for granola and oatmeal balls have become very popular. These bite-sized snacks are traditionally made with peanut butter, oats or granola, seeds and honey. They are often also packed with dried nuts, chocolate chips or shredded coconut.
Ultimate Hot Chocolate11
Ultimate Hot Chocolate
Great for snuggling up on cold days.
Pappardelle Alla Neapolitan11
Pappardelle Alla Neapolitan
No time to make your own pasta? Opt for store-bought.
Almond Affogato06
Almond Affogato
An indulgent upgrade on an iced coffee.