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Fast & Easy Dinner: 15-Minute Pumpkin Risotto

Fast & Easy Dinner: 15-Minute Pumpkin Risotto

Quick and simple, this delicious rice dish comes together in a matter of minutes. Pre-cooked, dried white rice is effortlessly flavored with white wine, pureed pumpkin, and sautéed onion. While the rice stands, throw together a simple green salad to pair on the side. This is a filling, vegetarian meal that warms any cold winter night. To give the recipe a try please,


15-Minute Pumpkin Risotto
From Sunset magazine

1 onion (about 8 oz.), chopped
2 teaspoons butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 cups precooked dried white rice
About 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and fresh-ground pepper

  1. In a 4- to 5-quart pan, combine onion, butter, and nutmeg. Stir often over high heat until onion is limp, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Mix the cornstarch smoothly with a little of the vegetable broth. Add to pan along with remaining broth, wine, pumpkin, and rice.
  3. Stir mixture over high heat until boiling, 3 to 4 minutes. Cover and remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle portions with additional cheese and add salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4.

Nutritional Information: CALORIES 461(16% from fat); FAT 8.3g (sat 4.9g); PROTEIN 16g; CHOLESTEROL 20mg; SODIUM 402mg; FIBER 3.2g; CARBOHYDRATE 75g

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not for me :(
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not for me :(
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 8 years
i would serve this as a side, which i might do next week using jasmine rice...
geohiker geohiker 8 years
I made this for dinner tonight and it tastes just great!! (I used jasmine rice, but I think it would be fine with brown rice.)
emalove emalove 8 years
Sounds good...I love risotto.
issarocks issarocks 8 years
i dunno with rice it sounds like it could be slightly mushy.. maybe orzo would be more risotto like?
This is not risotto.
This is not risotto.
Pets Pets 8 years
This looks absolutely delish – I loooooove risotto and can't wait to try it out!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
Can this be done with brown rice? I try to avoid white rice.
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 8 years
This looks so yummy! I can't wait to make it! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)
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