Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

Pumpkin risotto is an easy alternative for a vegetarian Thanksgiving. 

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6
Servings
352
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4-41/2 Cups vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Cups Arborio rice
  • 1 Cup white wine
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 1 Teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

Pour the stock into a 2-quart saucepan and keep it hot over low heat.  Heat the olive oil in a braising pan over medium heat.  Stir in the onion and cook stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes.  Stir in the rice and continue stirring until the grains are coated with oil and the edges become translucent, 1 to 2 minutes.

Pour in the wine and let it boil, stirring the rice, until evaporated. Season the rice lightly with salt and ladle enough of the hot stock into the pan to barely cover the rice. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat so the stock is at a simmer. Cook, stirring constantly until all the stock has been absorbed. Continue cooking, pouring in the remaining hot stock in small batches and cook until each batch of stock has been absorbed.

Stir constantly until the rice mixture is creamy, 16 to 20 minutes. Add pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg, and basil and simmer until heated through. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter until completely melted.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
63g
48%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
266µg
38%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
67µg
2%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
90mg
28%
Manganese, Mn
4mg
100%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
239mg
34%
Sodium, Na
554mg
37%
Water
197g
7%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Pumpkin Risotto Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pumpkin Risotto Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.