Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Risotto

Dear Readers,

I'll be out of town, visiting family for the next week or so. In the interim, I have scheduled posts for some of my favorite seasonal recipes from last year, yummy sounding recipes from other websites and a few new ones sprinkled in. I hope you enjoy them and will continue to join me along the way!

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Pumpkin Risotto

3 cups fresh pumpkin, peeled and cubed

4 shallots, chopped
5 cups chicken stock
2 cups Arborio rice
1/2 teaspoons powdered saffron (optional)
1 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Wrap cubed pumpkin in foil and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. While it is baking, saute shallots in a little white wine, water or stock. In a separate pan, bring the stock to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. In a food processor, puree pumpkin and set aside. Add rice to shallots and cook 2-3 minutes over moderate heat stirring frequently. Add wine and saffron and cook, stirring constantly until all the liquid has been absorbed. Add the pumpkin and 1 cup stock, stirring constantly. After that is absorbed, add the rest of the stock 1/2 cup at a time stirring constantly until absorbed until the rice is cooked (about 15-20 min). If you run out of stock add hot water. The risotto should be thick and creamy in consistensy and just a little runny. When done remove from heat, add the sage, parmesan, salt and pepper to taste


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