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Servings 4
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 50

  • OPTIONAL GARNISH:
  • 1 medium acorn squash, halved, seeded
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups light tasting vegetable broth (dilute with water if it's too onion-y)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free mild curry powder
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups raw short grain Arborio rice
  • 1 cup white wine (optional; replace with broth if alcohol-free)
  • Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • Toasted pecans, almonds or pine nuts, chopped
  • Fresh parsley, if desired
  • Fresh cranberries (shown)

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