Pumpkin Risotto with Maltese Sausage: Main Dish
2 tbs. olive oil
2 Medium Onions
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red chili pepper seeded and finely chopped
1/2 glass white wine
2 tbs. chopped parsley
400 grams Maltese Sausage
400 grams diced Pumpkin
2 tbs. grated Pecorino Cheese
2 Cups Rice
3 1/2 Cups Hot Water
Peel skin off the Sausage and chop up meat coarsely
Place oil in a pot, add the onions and sauté till soft. Add the garlic and chili and sauté for 2 minutes.
Turn the flame up, add the wine and sauté for 2 minutes whilst stirring. Add the pumpkin and parsley, mix and cover pot. Sauté over a medium flame for 8 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Add the sausage and the rice, mix, cover pot and simmer for 18 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Bring off the fire, mix in 2 tablespoons cheese and leave to stand for 2 minutes. Serve with the Pecorino cheese.