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Monday, October 11, 2010

Buon Giorno!

Come sta?
E' una bella giornata!
A onore Cristoforo Colombo, cuoco italiano!

Creamy Pumpkin Risotto!
(Delizioso e perfetta per ottobre!!)

2 tablespoons butter, salted or unsalted
1/2 cup chopped onion, fresh or frozen
2 teaspoons minced garlic, fresh or jarred organic
1 cup Risotto
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Pinch of grated nutmeg
1 cup 100% pure pumpkin (not pie filling!)
1/4 cup grated imported Parmesan or Romano cheese (or more!)--really good quality cheese is best
1/2 cup cream or half-and-half

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender; add the garlic and rice and saute for about 1 minute. Add 2 cups of the chicken broth, the salt, pepper, and nutmeg; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the remaining 1/2 cup broth and the pumpkin, and cook for another 5 minutes. The rice will be tender and slightly moist; remove from the heat and stir in the cheese and cream. Dust with as much cheese as you want!!

Bon Apetit!!!


Sam said...

I don't understand Italian, but Happy Columbus Day to you too :-)

InWeighOverMyHead said...

Looks delish. I might have to try it. :)

- Lisa