Toasted Pecan and Pumpkin Risotto Recipe

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This is a great dish to compliment most fall meals. With great earthy spices and aromas combined with the mild sweet flavors of the pumpkin and the bold nutty crunch of toasted pecans, this dish will definately put you in the autumn spirit. ITs simple to make and will warm you up form the inside out.

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Servings: 3-4
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Ingredients

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  • ½ cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted in a pan
  • I sugar pumpkin, seeded, peeled, and deiced to ½ in cubes
  • ½ cup onion, chopped finely
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • ½ teaspoon ground mace
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 3 cups vegetable stock, (more or less)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the pumpkin and sauté until the pieces have nice color and are fork tender. Toss the pumpkin with the pecans and reserve.
  2. Next heat the remaining olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onion until translucent. Add the rice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mace and toast lightly. Deglaze the pan with the wine; continue cooking until wine has cooked off. Add the broth half a cup at a time, allowing it to cook off after each addition, until the risotto is cooked aldante and is creamy. Remove from the heat and add the reserved pumpkin mixture, season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 364g
Recipe makes 3 servings
Calories 451  
Calories from Fat 182 40%
Total Fat 21.02g 26%
Saturated Fat 2.66g 11%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 946mg 39%
Potassium 168mg 5%
Total Carbs 56.83g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 8%
Sugars 3.68g 2%
Protein 5.6g 9%
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Reviews

  • Rosa Leber
    So delicious and wonderfully crafted. This dish is a definite must on your Thanksgiving table. Keep up the yummy work!!
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    • Harry Pithiks
      This is an awsome recipe! The flavors are great for the season and perfectly balanced textures....I loved it!
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      • Micheal S.
        Dude alex! Im so proud of your work keep it up! p.s. see you Wednsday....
        • Alex Syjek
          Great Recipe...might have to use this for tonights dinner!
          • Jorge Herols
            This looks great!
            • Sandra Thielen
              I love your spunk kid...keep it up!
              • Taylor Freeman
                Absolutely delicious! I could have put in a little more salt tho.
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                • JJ James
                  Nice Job on this recipe. I liked it so much that I ate it all!
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                  • John Lai
                    One word.......Delicious
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                    • Gene McCormick
                      I love your description though there are a few spelling erorrs.
                      • Clifford Rame
                        Great recipe I love the pecan idea.
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                        • Zach Brindle
                          Bro nice recipe, the "fam" loved it!
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                          • Breck Nicol
                            This looks great... esspecially for a kid your age!
                            • Nathanial Caranine
                              This was great, my 7 year old son even liked it!
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                              • Kerin Wuard
                                I was wondering if a small decoration pumpkin would work for this?
                                This is a variation
                                • Mike Tremon
                                  I cant wait to try this, by the description it sounds wonderful!
                                  • Kimmy Loug
                                    I would never have thought of using these flavor compounds as a savory dish...interesting.
                                    • Bob Kemp
                                      I really like the recipe, it brings back homey memories.
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                                      Comments

                                      • Theip Huong
                                        November 2, 2008
                                        This was delicious...I have never thought of using pumpkin like this.
                                        • Tiffany Griple
                                          November 1, 2008
                                          Cant wait to try it!

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