Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pumpkin Risotto

This dish didn't taste as pumkiny as I thought it would since the recipe indicates a cup of pumpkin puree, but it was still very yummy.

Pumpkin Risotto
Chloe Coscarelli: Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen
Serves 4

5            cups vegetable broth  (I only used 4 and it was fine)
2            tablespoons olive oil
1            onion, finely chopped
1            large garlic clove, minced
1            cup Arborio rice
1            cup canned pumpkin puree
1            teaspoon sea salt
1/8         teaspoon nutmeg
              freshly ground black pepper
1            tablespoon chopped fresh sage (I used dried)

In a medium saucepan, heat the broth to a simmer, and let it simmer while preparing the recipe.

Heat a large nonstick skillet/pot over medium-high heat and add oil.  Reduce the heat, and sauté onion until soft.  Add garlic and let cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.

Stir in rice and 1 cup of broth, and reduce heat so the mixture simmers.   Stir often, cooking until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.  Repeat with another cup of broth, and continue stirring, adding broth 1 cup at a time until the rice is tender (about 20 minutes).  ***I found I only needed 4 cups.

Stir in pumpkin, salt, and nutmeg.  Season with pepper and stir until mixture is hot.  Stir in sage.
Pumpkin Risotto


  1. Now I know what to do with all my extra cans of organic pumpkin! Looks good.

  2. I love risotto, but really disliked the results of this recipe. I looked at other similar recipes which suggested warming the pumpkin purée with the broth to infuse slowly instead of just at the end, as well as add in the sage with the onion at the beginning. I would never make this recipe again as is.

    1. Sorry you didn't like the end result of Choe's recipe, maybe I'll try the technique you used next time I make this. Always open for suggestions - I enjoy finding recipes and experimenting and sharing!