I once had this in a restaurant in Cardiff, not because it sounded nice but because it was the best option on the menu (the majority was meat – I’m not a meat fan), but it was absolutely delicious! I haven’t tried making it myself but I’ve just found the recipe and I’m gonna give it a go – I’ve just gotta convert cups to grams!
15 g butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
6 mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
1 cup diced pumpkin
3 -4 cups hot stock (chicken or vegetable)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1. Heat butter and oil together in a large saucepan or frying pan.
2. Gently cook the onion and garlic.
3. Add the rice and cook, stirring until the rice is coated in the oil mix.
4. Cook this about 1 minute.
5. Stir in the pumpkin and mushrooms.
6. Pour over 1 cup of the hot stock.
7. Cook, stirring often until the liquid is almost all absorbed. You don’t want the liquid to be boiling in with the rice, just a gentle simmer.
8. Continue stirring and adding stock one cup at a time until the stock is all absorbed and the rice is tender.This takes about 20 minutes.You don’t need to stand there stirring the whole time if you use a non-stick pot and return often.
9. Stir in the parmesan cheese,seasoning and parsley. It will go lovely and sticky with the cheese. Serve immediately.