Thursday, November 15, 2012
The pumpkin pilau
I made that pilau I mentioned. It came out like risotto so that is what I am calling it now: Risotto.
Amazing, considering I used brown rice and not Arborio rice. It cooked down beautifully and the pumpkin lent it a note of sweetness. That jack o'lantern was darned good! I know it goes against all the pumpkin wisdom out there. They say not to eat the big pumpkins, that they are too watery and bland. But this was sweet and hearty.
That is the jack pictured above. I wanted it memorialized because before I cut it up it was so big and dignified. A noble vegetable! The pear is sitting next to it to give you an idea of its size.
A lot must depend on what strain of pumpkin it is, is all I can think.
It roasted while I was able to turn my attention to Leonard Pennario.
Here it is chopped up and being mashed.
I will draw the curtain of charity over the rest of the scene because, as I have said before, leave the food photography to the pros.
Let us just say this: It was yummy.
I took the jack o'lantern risotto to my mother's and all were charmed.
Today I garbage-picked six pie pumpkins the group home on my block was throwing out.
Onward and upward!