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Italian Pumpkin Risotto

Tue Nov 2014

Are you carving your pumpkin for Halloween? Are you wondering what you could do with pumpkin pulp? Pumpkin, or zucca, is a very popular ingredient in Italian cuisine, especially in Northern Italy. In autumn it is used as a base for many delicious recipes and its bright orange colour will make your dishes look interesting and fun. A very popular recipe is risotto alla zucca, which mean pumpkin risotto. If you don’t have any pumpkin, you can also use butternut squash.

Enjoy Italian comfort food!

Pumpkin

Pumpkin risotto – Risotto alla zucca

Ingredients for 4 servings

280 gr risotto rice (Carnaroli, Arborio, Roma)

300 gr pumpkin

1 onion

1 litre vegetable stock

Butter

Olive oil

Parmesan cheese

Salt, pepper

 

Procedure

Finely chop the onion and put into a casserole with a little bit of olive oil. Stir for a few minutes until the onion is soft and golden. Chop the pumpkin into small cubes and add it to the onion. Stir for a couple of minutes, then add the rice. Gradually add the stock, waiting for the rice to absorb most of it before adding some more. The rice should cook for 15-20 min in order to be soft. To make the texture of risotto even creamier, add a knob of butter and stir for a minute just before taking the risotto off the heat. If you like, you can serve it with parmesan cheese on the top.

Original serving idea:

If you have a carved pumpkin, you can fill it with your pumpkin risotto and then serve your guests from there. It will look fabulous on your dining table!

Buon appetito!