Low Carb Fall Recipes: Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese & Dried Cranberries
Type 1 or 2 Diabetes? Enjoy These Healthy, Low Carb Recipes That Are Also Delicious! This Month we are getting into the Pumpkin craze: Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese & Dried Cranberries
Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese & Dried Cranberries
Author: Platings & Pairings – Inspired by Giada De Laurentiis This Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese and Cranberries is a perfect fall comfort food. It’s rich and creamy and perfect for an elegant weeknight meal. Or try serving this to your vegetarian guests at Thanksgiving.
** For a low carb version – try to substitute Riced Cauliflower instead of the rice. Reduce cooking time to 15 min as cauli rice takes a lot less time to cook and to avoid turning to mush!
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the stock and pumpkin over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and reduce the heat to low. Cover and keep warm.
Melt the butter in a large dutch oven or saucepan over medium heat. Once the foaming subsides, add the shallot and salt. Cook until softened, 2-3 minutes. Add the thyme and rice and cook for one minute longer.
Add the white wine vinegar and a ladle of warm stock and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated. Add another ladle of stock, and continue cooking until evaporated again. Continue cooking, adding a ladle of stock at a time, and allowing to evaporate in between each addition. Cook until the rice is done, but has a bite to it, it should be creamy in texture, and will take about 20-25 minutes.
Mix in the parmesan, half of the parsley, and nutmeg. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with the remaining parsley, goat cheese and dried cranberries. Serve immediately.
Integrated Diabetes Services, Director of Lifestyle and Nutrition.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Biology from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Registered (and Licensed) Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Trainer on most makes/models of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems.