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Pumpkin, Mortadella, almond and Pecorino cheese risotto

We made a little experiment a few days ago and we decided to post it on our blog.
It may sound like a really unusual recipe, especially Mortadella in a risotto…but the final result is delicious! We don’t have the exact quantities for the ingredients, because when we made it we didn’t know if it was going to be good or not…but we took some photos!


For the broth


For the risotto

Rice (Arborio type)
Pecorino cheese
EV olive oil
White wine


First thing to do is to prepare the broth to cook the risotto. Put onion, tomato and celery in salted water and let them boil;

cut the pumpkin in small pieces and pan-fry it with EV olive oil, a clove of garlic and a little bit of salt;

cut Mortadella in small pieces and pan-fry it with a little bit of EV olive oil, until it becomes brownish;

cut the almonds and roast them a little bit in a pan;

now it’s time for risotto! Put a little bit of butter and EV olive oil in a pan, let the butter melt, then add chopped onion. Sauté it a little bit then add the rice;

let it toast a little bit and then add some white wine; when it stops bubbling add the broth; keep adding it anytime the rice gets dry until it’s ready;

make a sauce with the pumpkin and add it to the rice;

when the rice is ready add the Pecorino cheese and let it melt;

put the risotto in a plate, add almonds, Mortadella and… buon appetito!


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