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Roasted Pumpkin Risotto

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Recipe Information

Category: Side Dishes
Recipe Created By: Sara Atkins


Roasted Pumpkin Risotto

Ingredients

8 oz arborio (risotto rice)
1 onion chopped
1 clove garlic
olive oil
3-5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 small pumpkin
1/8 cup margarine or chicken fat
salt
pepper

Directions

Core and peel pmumpkin. Cube and coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven at 425 for about 45 mins. Just like roasting a potato. You do not want it to be mush.

Take stock (you can either make it before hand or buy premade) and heat in pot and keep warm.

Chop onions and press garlic into a pan. Sautee until the onion is nice and clear. Add in rice and cook for 1-2 mins.

Over a med/low flame slowly add in about a cup of stock. Constantly stir. When stock is absorbed add more in and repeat. Keep adding (even if it take a bit more than 5 cups) stock until rice is cooked (not crunchy) and is creamy. Takes about 20-25 minutes.

Take off of flame. Add in salt and pepper to taste, the pumpkin cubes, and either the marg or shmultz (chicken fat). Stir it in and serve piping hot.

As Chef Gordon Ramsey says, it "should flow like lava on the plate"

Notes

Iron Chef KFA Battle Pumpkin October 2006 - Dairy and egg free.

Challenger's statement:

My children love rice. Its a staple in our diets and one safe food everyone can have. I thought of this because it adds fat into their diets that they so need and can be served as a meal within itself. For my husband and I its a nice filling, warm dish on a cool fall day. It also goes great as a side with roasted chicken and if you want some steamed asparagus.

Substitutions

If you want to use the chicken fat- when cooking chicken pour the chicken fat from the pan and store in a container in the fridge. Use in solid form.

Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.


 This recipe is free of:
 Milk  Peanut  Egg  Soy  Tree nut
 Gluten  Wheat  Fish  Shellfish  Sesame

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