Calabaza Risotto


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Calabaza Risotto
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Calabaza is a squash from the West Indies with orange flesh that is moister and sweeter than pumpkin. It's chock-full of nutrition - rich in Vitamin A, C, and potassum, and all for just 35 calories per cup. This Calabaza Risotto delivers rich buttery flavor and a symphony of fresh herb delights, but for only about one-third the calories of regular risotto.
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12people 45minutes 25minutes
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12people 45minutes
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  1. In a large hot nonstick saucepan, sauté garlic, shallots, and brown rice until garlic is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add all herbs and wine. Cook over medium heat until wine is evaporated, stirring frequently.
  3. Add calabaza puree and 2 cups hot water. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. When liquid evaporates, add third cup of water and continue stirring.
  4. When water is evaporated, add milk, Pritikin All Purpose Seasoning, and cubed calabaza. Cook 2 minutes more.
  5. Rice should be a little loose. Serve immediately.

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