Pumpkin and Corn Risotto

Pumpkin and Corn Risotto

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  • prep 15min    cook 30min
  • serves 4

A vibrant, golden yellow vegetarian risotto that looks good, tastes wonderful and is packed with healthy beta-carotene and fiber. The mozzarella added right at the end melts into creamy goodness. Serve with a crisp green leaf salad.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 cup (200 g) risotto rice
  • 1 small pumpkin or 1 small butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 large fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • pinch of saffron threads
  • 3 ½ cups low-sodium or homemade vegetable stock, hot
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) frozen corn kernels
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced
  • 1/3 cup (50 g) pumpkin seeds

    How to make it  45 minutes

  • 1

    Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook gently for 4–5 minutes until softened but not browned, stirring occasionally.

  • 2

    Stir in the rice, pumpkin and sage leaves and cook for 2 minutes longer. Stir the saffron into the hot stock, then pour about one-quarter of the stock into the pan and stir well until it has almost all been absorbed, stirring frequently.

  • 3

    Continue adding the stock, only a ladleful at a time, making sure each is almost completely absorbed before adding the next, and stirring frequently to produce a creamy texture.

  • 4

    With the last addition of stock, add the corn and stir well. Once all the stock has been absorbed and the rice is tender (this will take about 20 minutes), stir in the mozzarella cheese.

  • 5

    Season to taste, then cover the pan and allow to stand for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the risotto with the pumpkin seeds and serve at once.

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