In Season, Mains, Vegetarian

Pumpkin Risotto

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker OP300
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 20 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Pumpkin Risotto

This hearty dish is perfect for the cooler weather. It’s ideal for the pumpkin season.


Tip: Cups are 250 ml, unless you use different sized cups, use the same ones for measuring the rice and water


  • 4 tbsp butter, seperated
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups Hokkaido pumpkin, chopped into small cubes
  • 2 tsp salt
  • To taste pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

For serving

  • Fresh coriander or parsley
  • Shaved parmesan
  • Salt and pepper
  • Single cream (optional)

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    On the Ninja Foodi Multi-cooker select SEAR/SAUTÉ and set to medium, add 2 tbsp butter, olive oil, and onion. Saute for 2-3 min until onion gets soft

  • Step 2

    Add the pumpkin cubes and saute for another minute or two

  • Step 3

    Add the rice, mix well with the onions, and pumpkin. Add 1 tsp of salt

  • Step 4

    Add the broth, mix well. Assemble the pressure cooker lid, making sure the pressure release valve is in the seal position. Select pressure and set to medium. Set time to 7 minutes. Select start

  • Step 5

    Once the pressure cooking is complete, carefully move the vent to the quick release position. Take off the pressure cooking lid. Mix the risotto

  • Step 6

    Set the Ninja Foodi Multi-cooker on SEAR/SAUTE, add the remaining butter and parmesan cheese, mix until everything is well combined. If you wish you can add the cream as well

  • Step 7

    Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley or coriander and more cheese. If you like, add some more salt and pepper too!