Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese & Bacon

After hanging onto summer as long as possible, I've finally accepted fall. That's strange to me because usually as soon as the calendar says September, I am ready for cooler weather, colored leaves, crunchy leaves, pumpkins, apples, cinnamon, sweaters, and Halloween.

I'm not sure what made me think of pumpkin risotto. Maybe becasue we still have risotto in the soon to expire bag of risotto. Maybe because it makes a nice all in one meal that's easy to reheat. Maybe because SP likes risotto a lot. But I am so glad I looked up some recipes for pumpkin risotto.
This was very tasty, especially with the goat cheese and bacon sprinkled on top. It turned out creamy, as it should. But I think it could use a wee bit more pumpkin oomph. Maybe some bits of roasted squash mixed in? Maybe some more canned pumpkin puree mixed into the broth, or directly into the risotto?

We used onion instead of leeks. We were very generous with the nutmeg - I love nutmeg. Adding some cinnamon and/or cloves would be good, too, just be careful with the cloves because ground cloves have a strong flavor!
We ate it with some arugula and Pork Medallions with Mustard-Chive Sauce.

Pumpkin Risotto recipe here.

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