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Pumpkin Shiitake Risotto With Pancetta and Pine Nuts

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“Cooking Light December 2012”

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  1. Bring chicken stock and 1/2 cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Keep warm over low heat. Set aside 1/4 cup of warm stock mixture.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pancetta; cook 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic; cook 6 minutes or until tender.
  3. Stir in rice and sage; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add wine; cook 30 seconds or until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Stir in 1 1/4 cups stock mixture and salt; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining stock mixture, 3/4 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of stock is absorbed before adding more (about 22 minutes total).
  5. Remove from heat; stir in pumpkin, mascarpone, chives, and pepper. Stir in reserved stock mixture as needed until risotto is desired consistency.
  6. Spoon 1 cup risotto into each of 4 bowls; sprinkle evenly with pine nuts.

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