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Pumpkin Risotto

The ultimate Italian dish for fall made simple with step-by-step instruction, as well as tips on roasting pumpkin and pumpkin seeds.
Ingredients
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Pancetta 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Arborio rice/Carnaroli 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  White wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Pumpkin 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, dry
  Clove 1 Teaspoon, powdered
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon, powdered
  Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon (to taste)
  Maple syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a pot, heat some olive oil, and put onion and pancetta in it. Sauté and cook until soft.
2. Then add rice in the pot. Simmer and allow it to cook until the rice becomes translucent, and there is a browning at the bottom.
3. Pour wine in the pot. Stir and take out all the brown from the bottom of the pot.
4. Slowly add the broth in the pot, 1/4 cup at a time. Stir constantly.
5. Add pumpkin and spices to it. Put some brown sugar.
6. Stir in maple syrup; keep mixing and adding stock until the rice is cooked.
7. Sprinkle butter and parmesan cheese on top.

FINALIZING
8. When the rice is cooked, sprinkle pepper and maple syrup on it.

SERVING
9. Serve risotto hot with butter, parmesan and nutmeg powder garnish.

TIPS
For baking pumpkin, cut pumpkin into half, remove the seeds and wash them thoroughly.
Lay them upside down on a cookie sheet. Place the sheet in oven at 275 degree for about 30 minutes.
Also put the seeds along with the pumpkin, add some butter, so that it becomes crisp.
You may also use processed pumpkin for making the dish.
When the pumpkin is baked, you can cut it into pieces and use it for risotto or puree it.
Do not add all the broth at a time. Wait until the liquid is absorbed.
You may also add a little bit of light cream to the dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Risotto
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin
Interest: 
Fall, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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