Fresh mushrooms and curry powder provide layers of flavor to this risotto, which gets creaminess from pumpkin and from slow-simmering the arborio rice in the traditional risotto method.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine




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  • In a large saucepan cook leeks in hot oil over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or just until tender, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms. Cook about 5 minutes or until nearly tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in curry powder. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan heat broth just to simmering; keep warm.

  • Add rice to mushroom mixture and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Carefully add 1/2 cup of the hot broth. Cook and stir until liquid is absorbed. Add the remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking and stirring until liquid is absorbed before adding more. (This should take about 20 minutes total).

  • Stir in pumpkin. Cook and stir for 1 minute to heat through. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. If desired, garnish with parsley sprigs.


Tips: Slice only the white part of the leeks.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 22.3g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 3.5g; fat 5.6g; saturated fat 0.8g; vitamin c 5mg; folate 53.5mcg; calcium 27.1mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 56.9mg; potassium 329.4mg; sodium 199mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Really excellent recipe. I gave it a 4 because I made a few changes. Although I bet this is amazing as is we just like things more spiced. I added red pepper for Kick a bit of allspice nutmeg ginger and garlic for a deeper flavor profile. I also added more pumpkin at the end. I wanted the pumpkin flavor to shine. I added almost a whole can of pumpkin and it as perfect. Creamy and Delish! Served it with a pan cooked pork chipboard seasoned with curry ginger and pepper. Nice light and healthy! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Eh. Made it as is to use up mushrooms. Not quite curry enough not quite risotto enough. And no salt? Read More