Pumpkin Pistachio Risotto Recipe
Pumpkin and Pistachios are paired together to make this aromatic Italian style rice preparation. The humble pumpkin adds its characteristic sweetness to this creamy rice. This Pumpkin Pistachio Risotto recipe is very simple but requires some patience, since the rice needs to be constantly stirred. You can add some dry white wine to the rice if you like. It is best to serve this risotto as soon as it is made.
Pumpkin Pistachio Risotto makes for a comforting weeknight meal.
Other recipes you can try with pumpkin are:
- 1 cup Arborio rice
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 2 cups Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin) , chopped
- 2-3 cloves Garlic , minced
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 pinch Saffron strands , optional
- 3 cups Vegetable stock , (or as required)
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
- 2 tablespoon Butter
- 2 teaspoon Rosemary , chopped (you can also use sage or basil leaves)
- 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed
- 2-3 tablespoon Pistachios , chopped or sliced
How to make Pumpkin Pistachio Risotto Recipe
To begin making the Pumpkin Pistachio Risotto, first warm the stock.
Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic and onion.
Sauté till the onion just softens, but does not brown.
Add the rice and stir.
Sauté for a minute till the rice starts getting translucent.
Add a ladleful of the warm stock.
Crush the saffron with salt and add to the rice.
Stir and cook till the stock almost evaporates.
Add another ladleful of stock. Stir and cook again.
Repeat till the rice is just cooked, till it still has a bite to it.
Take it off the heat.
Add herbs, pepper, cheese and butter.
Mix and keep covered for a minute or two till it becomes creamy.
Garnish with pistachios and your Pumpkin Pistachio Risotto is now ready to be served.
Giving up a lucrative career tinkering with Analytical equipments, Madhuli Ajay chose to tinker in her Food lab- developing new recipes & satisfying her culinary travel cravings. She has been sharing heirloom recipes on her blog 'My Foodcourt' for the past 9 yrs. Madhuli bakes to feed her soul. Testing recipes & photographing food for a cookbook, has fuelled her food photography passion. Based in the gorgeous 'Wine Capital' of India Nashik, Madhuli also loves spending time in her little kitchen garden.