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Butternut Squash Risotto With Sage

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Ingredients
  Butternut squash 1 Large, peeled
  Chicken broth/Vegetable broth 1 Can (10 oz)
  Margarine/Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Coarsely ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped fresh sage 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Arborio rice/Medium grain rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dry white wine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Cut enough squash into 1/2 inch chunks to equal 3 cups.
Coarsely shred enough remaining squash to equal 2 cups; set aside.
In 2 quart saucepan, heat broth and 4 cups water to boiling over high heat.
Reduce heat to low to maintain simmer; cover.
In 5 quart Dutch oven or saucepot, melt margarine or butter over medium heat.
Add squash chunks, pepper, 2 tablespoons chopped sage, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until squash is tender.
Remove squash to small bowl.
To same Dutch oven, add olive oil, shredded squash, onion, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are tender.
Add rice and cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes.
Add wine; cook until absorbed.
Add about 1/2 cup simmering broth to rice, stirring until liquid is absorbed.
Continue cooking, adding remaining broth, 1/2 cup at time, and stirring after each addition until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender but still firm, about 25 minutes (risotto should have a creamy consistency).
Stir in squash chunks, Parmesan, and remaining 1 tablespoon chopped sage; heat through.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Everyday

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