• STEP 1
  • Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cut the squash or pumpkin into cubes of 1.5 cm. (Kids, ask for help if it is slippery). Place it on a baking sheet, drizzle it with oil, and roast for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2
  • You can prepare the risotto while the pumpkin roasts. Place the garlic in a baggie and then crush it lightly with a rolling stone.
  • STEP 3
  • Use your scissors to cut the spring onions.
  • STEP 4
  • Over medium heat, heat one tablespoon of oil and the butter in a saucepan. Add the spring onions and garlic, and cook for a few minutes. Add the rice and cumin to the onions once softened but not brown. Mix the buttery mixture with the onions and stir well for approximately 1 minute.
  • STEP 5
  • Add half a cup of stock to the rice and continue stirring until the store completely dissolves. Continue adding enormous amounts of stock to the rice, starting now and again until all the stock is used up. This will take approximately 20 minutes.
  • STEP 6
  • Make sure the rice is done. Add a bit of stock to the rice and continue cooking. When the rice is ready to be eaten, stir in the grated cheese and chopped coriander.


  • One butternut or small pumpkin – After removing and peeling the seeds, you will need approximately 400g/14oz.
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil, plus a drizzle on the pumpkin
  • Two garlic cloves
  • Eight spring onions
  • 25g butter
  • 200g risotto rice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1l hot vegetable stock, plus an extra splash if needed
  • 50g grated Parmesan (or a vegetarian option)
  • A small handful of coriander, roughly chopped
  • Sharp knife and chopping board
  • (For older children and your adult helper).
  • Baking tray
  • Sandwich bag and rolling pin
  • Scissors
  • Deep-fried pan
  • Stock kettle
  • Measuring the jug
  • Wooden spoon, teaspoon, and a tablespoon
  • Grater
  • Weighing scales
BEFORE You Start
  • Wash your hands.
  • Tie back long
  • Hair and put
  • An apron is required.
  • This recipe can be adapted to suit your age.
  • Of your children. You can help them if they are still young.
  • You will need to cut up the pumpkin.
  • Them. Could you make sure they are at least a year old?
  • You should always be there to supervise them.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut through the food, especially working with a few people.
  • Cut something difficult like pumpkin.
  • Butternut squash.