Meat-Free Mondays: Oven-Baked Creamy Pumpkin Risotto
We love a traditional risotto, but this oven-baked version produces a perfect, creamy risotto in just 30 minutes – making it the idea after-work dinner (and leftovers are great for lunch the next day).
5 cups low-salt vegetable stock, warm
2 cups arborio rice
2 cups pumpkin or butternut squash, diced in 1cm cubes
1/2 brown onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese or creme fraiche
2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Heat oven to 200C.
2. Combine stock, rice, pumpkin or squash, and onion in a 3-litre baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake, stirring occasionally, for 30-35 minutes, until the rice has absorbed the liquid and is cooked with a slight bite.
3. Remove from oven, stir in remaining ingredients, season to taste and serve.
What is your favourite risotto dish?