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Pumpkin Risotto



4 portion(s)

Pumpkin Stock

  • 500 g pumpkin, cut into pieces (2-3cm)
  • 500 g water
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable stock paste
  • 720 g water


  • 40 g parmesan cheese, cut into pieces (2-3cm)
  • 50 g brown onion
  • 40 g butter
  • 40 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 320 g risotto rice, (eg Aborio)
  • 60 g dry white wine
  • 25 g pine nuts, (optional)
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
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    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

    Pumpkin Stock
  1. Weigh pumpkin into TM basket. Pour 500g water into mixing bowl.

  2. Insert TM basket into mixing bowl and cook 18 - 20 minutes/Varoma/speed 2 or until pumpkin is tender.

  3. Use spatula to remove TM basket. Discard water and transfer pumpkin from TM basket into mixing bowl. Puree 15 seconds/speed 8 until pumpkin is smooth. Scrape down mixing bowl with spatula.

  4. Pour 720g water into mixing bowl along with vegetable stock paste. Mix 15 seconds/speed 3 or until combined. Transfer stock to a large jug or bowl.

  5. Clean and dry bowl.

  6. Risotto
  7. Place parmesan cheese into mixing bowl and grate 10 seconds/speed 10. Transfer into a bowl and set aside. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

  8. Place brown onion into mixing bowl and chop 3 seconds/speed 5. Scrape down mixing bowl with spatula.

  9. Add butter and extra virgin olive oil and saute 3 minutes/120 degrees/speed 1

  10. Insert butterfly whisk. Add risotto rice and saute 1 minute/120 degrees/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1.5, without measuring cup.

  11. Add white wine and saute 2 minutes/Varoma/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1.5, without measuring cup. Scrape bottom of mixing bowl well with spatula to loosen rice.

  12. Add pumpkin stock and again scrape bottom of mixing bowl with spatula to loosen rice. Cook 17 minutes/100 degrees/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1.5, place simmering basket instead of measuring cup onto mixing bowl lid. 

  13. Meanwhile, toast pine nuts and grill bacon (both optional).

  14. Transfer into ThermoServer or large bowl. Using the spatula, combine with reserved parmesan and bacon pieces (if using). Serve immediately, topped with toasted pine nuts (if using).


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Serve with extra parmesan or tasty cheese, if desired.

To toast pine nuts, scatter in a single layer on a baking tray and grill for 5 minutes, stirring half way through cooking time. 

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  • Delicious I added the bacon and diced chicken...

    Submitted by Nessa27 on 10. April 2018 - 12:14.

    Delicious I added the bacon and diced chicken thigh at step 11
    i also had to cook for longer then the amount of time stated to thicken I cooked it for extra 5-10 mins. Absolutely loved it tho !! AMAZING OH I ALSO USED SWEET WINE ONLY BECAUSE that’s all I had in the fridge was lovely

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