Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pumpkin Risotto, and Bacon and Garlic White beans.

I needed to make kind of a quick dinner tonight, and so used packaged stuff for an easy prep. I think it turned out really good, so thought I'd share. I just found a boxed risotto mix in the store, and at the end added 2 cups of pumpkin puree (I buy Jarrahdale and Kabocha pumpkins for Halloween decor so I can use the flesh later). Anyway the risotto turns a pretty orange shade and my kids like it (anything with cheese right?), and you get a little more veggie goodness. For the beans I sauteed a red bell pepper and a small onion until soft, and then added a can of baked beans and a can of great northern beans, about 1/4 cup bacon bits, some garlic, and a little water. I let it all simmer together for 20 min. or so for the flavors to meld, but you wouldn't have to do that. Then I just added a salad, and dinner was done. Not bad, and not too much trouble. Sorry this picture isn't the best, but you get an idea of what it looked like.

1 comment:

belann said...

Hey, this looks really good. Maybe I'll give it a try.