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Winter Squash Risotto



1 1/2 lb winter squash, or pumpkin
1 onion, chopped
2 pints vegetable stock
4 fresh sage leaves, torn up
12 oz arborio rice
2 medium-sized tomatoes, skinned, de-seeded and chopped
1 large glass dry white wine
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


Cut the squash into 1 cm cubes, discarding skin and seeds.

In a heavy-bottomed frying pan, large enough to take all the ingredients
with room to spare, fry the onions in a little of the stock, until tender,
without browning.  Bring the rest of the stock to a boil, in a separate pan.

Turn the heat down as much as possible to keep warm, without actually
boiling constantly.

Add the sage and pumpkin to the onions and stir for about a minute, before
adding the rice. Continue stirring for another minute.  Add the tomatoes,
wine, salt and pepper, and simmer, stirring until the wine has evaporated.
Add a couple of ladles of the hot stock.  Simmer, again stirring until the
liquid has evaporated.  Repeat until the rice is tender, but still Al Dente.

Stir in the parsley, check the seasoning and serve.

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