Pumpkin Risotto with Mushrooms (Recipe)

Oct 28, 2020

Pumpkin Risotto with Mushrooms (Recipe)


✅ 4 cups chicken stock (if you are a vegetarian you can use vegetable stock)

✅ 8 oz pumpkin

✅ 8 oz fresh pioppini mushrooms (or any other variety)

✅ 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

✅ 2 small shallots, finely chopped

✅ 1 spring of rosemary, whole
✅ Salt and pepper, to taste

✅ 2/3 cup risotto rice (Carnaroli, Arborio or Vialone nano)

✅ 1/2 cup white wine

✅ 1/3 cup Pecorino or Parmesan cheese, finely grated

✅ A sprinkle of chopped parsley

✅ 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1️⃣ In a small pan, bring broth to a light simmer.

2️⃣ Meanwhile, prepare the pumpkin. Remove the seeds and the rind, cut into small wedges and then into thin slices. The thinner you make the slices, the easier they will dissolve during the cooking.

3️⃣ Clean the mushrooms and trim away the ends.

4️⃣ Put oil and shallots in a large skillet. Cook on medium-low heat for a few minutes until shallots turn translucent.

5️⃣ Add pumpkin to the pan together with salt, pepper and rosemary. Then, continue cooking for about 5 minutes until the pumpkin starts to soften. Remove the rosemary.

6️⃣ Add the rice, stir for 30 seconds and deglaze white wine.

7️⃣ When the wine is completely absorbed, add the mushrooms and start pouring the broth into the pan a little at a time. Make sure to stir frequently and always wait for the liquid to evaporate almost completely before adding some more.

8️⃣ After about 20 minutes, the rice should be ready and the pumpkin nice and tender, almost pureed.

9️⃣ Turn off the flame and add Pecorino cheese. Stir vigorously to melt the cheese with the residual heat giving the dish a creamy consistency. Sprinkle fresh parsley on top.


Servings : 2
Ready in : 35 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Gluten Free, Healthy Grains, Vegetarian
Ingredient : Chicken Stock, Mushrooms, Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese, Pumpkin, Rosemary, Shallots, wine

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