2½ cm/1in piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 garlic clove, crushed
100g fruit & nut mix
600ml vegetable stock
1 tbsp ready-made crispy onions
chopped parsley, to serve (optional)
Place a large pan over a medium heat. Add the oil and onion, and cook gently until softened, around 5 mins. Tip in the spice blend, butternut squash and rice, and fry until everything is sizzling and coated in the spices. Add the ginger and garlic, fry for 30 secs more, then scatter in the fruit & nut mix. Stir in the stock and put the lid on the pan. Keep covered but stir regularly, every 5 mins or so, for 20 mins.
Once the rice is tender and the stock has been absorbed, serve at once on a large platter topped with crispy fried onions and chopped parsley, if you like.