October 28, 2012
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Don't throw away the inards of your pumpkin you are carving for Halloween, eat them!


  • 2 litres of vegetable stock (you may need more or less than this depending on the rice/how al dente you like your rice)
  • 63 g margarine
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 dried chillies finely chopped
  • 300g pumpkin, skin removed and chopped finely
  • 500g risotto rice
  • 100g spinach torn into pieces
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage
  • Step 1 Pour the stock into a pan and keep at a gentle simmer.
  • Step 2 Melt the margarine in a large pan and add the onions, cook gently for 10 minutes.
  • Step 3 Add the chilli and cook for 1 minute.
  • Step 4 Add the pumpkin and stir constantly for 5 minutes till it starts to soften.
  • Step 5 Stir in the rice till it’s coated in the pumpkin, cook for a couple of minutes to toast the rice.
  • Step 6 Begin adding the stock a ladle at a time, stirring until the stock is absorbed. Keep repeating this until all the stock is used or the rice is cooked to your preference.
  • Step 7 About 5 minutes before the end, add the spinach and the sage and mix through.

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