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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.