Recipe Tag

September 2, 2009

I’m going to try an experiment.

I post a recipe here and tag four people.

They choose one ingredient from my recipe and post a recipe using this ingredient on their blog, linking back to the previous blogs that have posted a recipe.

They then tag four new people, and we will see how it grows.

To keep it exciting please post within a week of receiving the tag.


Picture taken from Etsy. Purchase here

Image by Natalie Stafford available on Etsy

Ingredients: (for 6-8)

450g butternut pumpkin

2 cooking apples

1 cup water

4 tbsp butter

3 tbsp olive oil

2 onions, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

3 cups arborio rice

1 1/2 cups fruity white wine

8 cups simmering vegetable stock

2 cups grated parmesan cheese

salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Cut the pumpkin into small pieces. peel, core and roughly chop the apple. Place in a pan and pour in the water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the pumpkin is very tender. Drain, return to saucepan and add half the butter. Mash the mixture roughly with a fork to break up any large pieces, but leave the mixture chunky.

2. Heat the oil and remaining butter in a pan and fry the onion and garlic until the onion is soft. Tip in the rice. Cook, stirring constantly, over a medium heat for 2 minutes until it is coated in oil and the grains are slightly translucent.

3. Add the wine and stir into the rice. When all the liquid has been absorbed, begin to add the stock a ladleful at a time, making sure each addition has  been absorbed before adding the next. This should take about 20 minutes.

4. When roughly two ladlefuls of stock are left, add the pumpkin and apple mixture together with another addition of stock. Continue to cook, stirring well and adding the rest of the stock, until the risotto is very creamy. Stir in the parmesan cheese, adjust the seasoning and serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from ‘Rice and risotto’ by Christine Ingram.

Painting in image taken from etsy and available for purchase here.

So the fun begins. I tag Steph, Nicole, Ali and Cathy.


9 Responses to “Recipe Tag”

  1. yum, might try that!
    I will get busy…

  2. Nicole said

    Thanks for the recipe. I will post mine next week!

  3. Stephanie said

    I have completed the check it out It was fun!!

    Xo Steph

  4. Meredith said

    Oops! Just realised that I didn’t follow the instructions properly! I was supposed to use an ingredient from your recipe, not Nicole’s! Sorry!!! I hope you like the cheesecake just the same!

    • allysonadeney said

      Hi Meredith.
      Yes you are right.
      You are to choose an ingredient from Nicole’s.
      My instructions are probably not very clear. I will go back and read them.
      Thanks for doing this.

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