Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa Risotto Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa Risotto is a delicious and healthy twist on the classic Italian risotto. It is made with pumpkin puree, quinoa, vegetable broth, and a variety of spices. The pumpkin adds a creamy and slightly sweet flavor to the dish, while the quinoa provides a nutty texture. This risotto is a great option for a comforting and nutritious meal. Serve it as a main course or as a side dish with roasted vegetables or grilled chicken.

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Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa Risotto

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Ingredients for Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa Risotto Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Quinoa
  • 1/4 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 0.13 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Paprika
  • 0.06 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 0.06 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • as required Chopped Parsley Or Basil For Garnish

Directions: Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa Risotto Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large pan, heat olive oil and sauté onions and garlic until translucent.
  • STEP 2.Add quinoa and toast it for a few minutes until lightly golden.
  • STEP 3.Add vegetable broth, pumpkin puree, and spices to the pan. Stir well to combine.
  • STEP 4.Simmer the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is cooked and the mixture is creamy.
  • STEP 5.Stir in grated Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • STEP 6.Garnish with chopped parsley or basil and serve hot as a main course or side dish.

Cooking Tips

  • You can make your own pumpkin puree by roasting or steaming pumpkin and blending it until smooth.
  • To enhance the flavor, you can add a splash of white wine to the risotto while cooking.
  • If the risotto becomes too thick, you can add more vegetable broth or water to adjust the consistency.
  • For a vegan version, omit the Parmesan cheese or use a vegan cheese alternative.
  • You can add cooked vegetables like peas, mushrooms, or spinach to the risotto for added flavor and nutrition.

Storage and Serving

  • Serve the Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa Risotto hot as a main course or side dish.
  • Leftover risotto can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the risotto in a microwave or on a stovetop with a little vegetable broth or water to prevent it from drying out.
  • You can also freeze the risotto for longer storage. Just thaw and reheat before serving.
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Recipe By Slurrp