November 22, 2010

Pumpkin Risotto

I cooked a medium pumpkin this weekend.  Made some vegan pumpkin pie ice cream, a dairy free pumpkin pie, and pumpkin risotto.  There is still a little bit left for something else.

Pumpkin Risotto

    * 1 onion. diced
    * 1 tbsp olive oil
    * 2 cups arborio (risotto) rice
    * 1 cup white wine
    * 4 cups vegetable broth
    * 1 cup canned pumpkin
    * 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated or minced
    * 1 tsp nutmeg
    * 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
    * 1 tbsp margarine
    * salt and pepper to taste

I added 3/4 cup cashews and nutritional yeast to the pumpkin pure which gave it a rich cheesy texture and taste.  Served with a fresh salad of Chard, collard greens, peppers, carrots, and diced avocado with a little lemon juice.


Saute the onion in olive oil over medium heat for three to five minutes, or until soft. Add the rice. Allow to cook, stirring, for a minute or two. Slowly add the wine.

Start to add the vegetable broth, 1/2 cup at a time. Allow the moisture to cook off before adding the next 1/2 cup. Stir frequently.

Add remaining ingredients, stirring well, and cook for just a few minutes, until heated through.

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