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Pumpkin Risotto


2 C hot water
2 C chicken broth
½ c dry white wine
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼ c (about 6 slices) bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
½ cup red pepper, diced
1 cup Arborio rice
1 cup pumpkin
1 tsp fresh thyme or chopped fresh sage
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp butter
Black pepper to taste


Combine water, wine and broth; set aside
Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat
Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes or until onion is tender.

Stir in rice; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Stir in pumpkin and thyme, bacon and red pepper.

Stir in 1 cup of broth mixture. Reduce heat to medium; continue adding broth mixture, 1 cup at a time, allowing each addition to be absorbed before adding more broth. Rice should be tender but firm to the bite and mixture should be creamy.

This will take 20 – 25 minutes. Stir in cheese and butter until melted. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.