Pumpkin risotto

This risotto is a fantastic filling meal that the whole family will enjoy.  A great dinner for a cold winter night.

SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner
SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Method

  1. Heat water in a pot until simmering and dissolve stock cube
  2. In a different pot heat oil
  3. Add the onion, pumpkin and bacon if using to the oil and sauté until onion is soft and just starting to brown
  4. Add garlic and rice to onion mix and sauté until the rice looks clear rather than white
  5. Stir in one quarter of the simmering stock with the rice, stirring occasionally
  6. Add simmering stock regularly while stirring until the rice is cooked through and the risotto is a good texture (not too thick and not too runny)
  7. Add frozen peas and bring back to a hot temperature
  8. Remove from heat and serve hot
  9. Sprinkle cheese over the top
  • 4 cups
    water
  • 1 tsp
    dried stock powder
  • 1 tbsp
    canola oil
  • medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 cups
    pumpkin, seeded, diced
  • rashers bacon, chopped
  • 3 cloves
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup
    medium grain rice
  • 1 cup
    frozen peas
  • ¼ cup
    Edam cheese, grated
Per serve
  • Energy
    1333kJ
  • Total Fat
    6.7g
  • Saturated Fat
    2g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    53g
  • Sugars
    7.8g
  • Total Fat
    5.1g
  • Sodium
    425mg

Method

  1. Heat water in a pot until simmering and dissolve stock cube
  2. In a different pot heat oil
  3. Add the onion, pumpkin and bacon if using to the oil and sauté until onion is soft and just starting to brown
  4. Add garlic and rice to onion mix and sauté until the rice looks clear rather than white
  5. Stir in one quarter of the simmering stock with the rice, stirring occasionally
  6. Add simmering stock regularly while stirring until the rice is cooked through and the risotto is a good texture (not too thick and not too runny)
  7. Add frozen peas and bring back to a hot temperature
  8. Remove from heat and serve hot
  9. Sprinkle cheese over the top