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Pumpkin risotto recipe

This is an economical and tasty pumpkin risotto that you can also cook in the microwave. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 3 cups butternut pumpkin, diced
  • 2L vegetable stock
  • 1 cup continental parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated


In a frying pan heat the oil and butter and add the onion. Fry until translucent.

Add the rice and pumpkin.Saute for about 3-4 mins.

Ladle the stock in a cup at a time taking care to keep stirring. Ladle another cup in after each previous one has been absorbed until all of the stock is used.

Stir in the parmesan and parsley and serve.


This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.