How to make Pumpkin Risotto - Risotto with pumpkin- for those who are vegetarians.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Pumpkin (लाल कद्दू), Arborio Rice (आरबोरिओ राइस)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Rice

Pumpkin Risotto

Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

For more recipes related to Pumpkin Risotto checkout Grilled Pumpkin And Spinach Risotto, Reewa Pulao. You can also find more Rice recipes like Chicken Pulao With Yogurt, Lemon Grass Chilli Rice, Green Rice, Barley Risotto.

Pumpkin Risotto Recipe Card

Pumpkin Risotto

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pumpkin Risotto Recipe

  • Pumpkin 1 1/2 cups

  • Arborio Rice thinly sliced 1/4 cup

  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) pureed 5 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Garlic finely chopped 4-5 cloves

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Vegetable stock 3 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Parmesan cheese grated 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat one tablespoon oil in a pan. Add two tablespoons butter, garlic and onion and sauté. Add pumpkin slices and sauté for two minutes. Add rice and mix. Add a little vegetable stock and cook. Once the stock is absorbed add some more stock and continue in this way till all the stock is used up. Add salt and white pepper powder.

Step 2

Cover and cook. When almost done add pumpkin puree and mix. Add milk and mix and continue to cook till most of the liquid is absorbed. Add two tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and cook till the rice is completely done. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese and serve hot.

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