Don't tell the kids, but Halloween rice is orange-coloured risotto garnished with a plastic spider. The trick is to roast the pumpkin first, making it sweet and helping it to melt away to nothing when combined with the rice.
Not as crazy as it sounds, as the boys both love it. Little do they know they are eating lots of roasted pumpkin, which provides the sweetness as well as the colour.
Shhh, it’s a secret!