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Butternut Risotto with Leeks (Instant Pot or Stovetop)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or butter)
  • 2 cups sliced leeks ( one extra large leek)
  • 4 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • 8 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup  Arborio rice or short-grain Spanish rice (Bomba)
  • 2 heaping cups butternut squash, cubed (please see notes if making on stove top!)
  • ¼ cup white wine (or skip it)
  • 2 cups veggie stock or chicken stock or broth (or water and one teaspoon or cube veggie bouillon)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛  teaspoon white pepper (or sub black pepper to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg the nutmeg makes this- don’t leave it out!
  • 2 to 3 handfuls baby spinach or chopped kale
  • OPTIONAL: ¼ to ½ cup parmesan,  pecorino, manchego, goat cheese, vegan cheese or cashew cheese - or the leave cheese out and use LEEK OIL for garnish. Or stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter or ghee, or a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Optional: Maple Glazed Pecans
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