Pumpkin risotto Recipe

Pumpkin risotto


  • 1,5 cups of pumpkin, peeled and deseeded, cubed
  • 1 small zucchini, cubed
  • 1000 ml of chicken stock
  • 30 grams of butter
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 200 grams of risotto rice
  • 1/2 cup of white vine
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
  • 40 grams of grated parmesan cheese
  • 20 grams of butter
  • pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, herbs for garnish

How to make Pumpkin risotto

  1. Melt butter, fry onion, pumpkin, zucchini till onion change color.
  2. Add rice, mix till rice is covered with butter, add wine and wait till it evaporates.
  3. Add chicken stock, bit by bit, 1/2 cup at a time, once it evaporated add another 1/2 cup, keep mixing. Continue cooking this way about 15 minutes.
  4. Rice should be al dente. Once it's ready remove form heat, wait 1 minute, add parmesan cheese and more butter, mix well.
  5. Serve sprinkled with pumpkin seeds, pine nuts and herbs.

Question from the Chef

“What's your favorite way to cook with pumpkin?”

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