Roasted Pumpkin Risotto

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Mirj

Something new for pumpkins. From

Top Review by Geema

I am a risotto fan and this recipe didn't disappoint me. I used a small butternut squash and it's sweet silky texture melted into the creamy rice beautifully. The fresh thyme was the brilliant touch that made this recipe a 5 star. I made half the recipe and two of us ate every last grain as part of a vegetarian meal. Burp!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Carefully cut the kabocha in half and remove the seeds with a spoon.
  3. Season each half with salt and pepper before placing in the oven.
  4. Roast for 30-45 minutes on a baking sheet.
  5. When cooled, scoop out flesh and reserve.
  6. Cook the risotto: In a medium sized, heavy sauce pan, heat 3 T of olive oil.
  7. Saute the onion to soften (2-3 minutes).
  8. Add the Arborio rice and coat well with the oil while stirring.
  9. Over medium-high heat, add the white wine and begin to add the 6-7 cups of stock, a cup at a time, adding more as the rice absorbs it.
  10. Cook, stirring constantly, for 15-20 minutes or until the risotto is"al dente.
  11. "When ready to serve, finish by adding the Kabocha, butter, parsley and parmesan.
  12. The risotto should be smooth and shiny.
  13. IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to obtain best results, the stock added to risotto should always be hot before it is added.

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