Pumpkin Brown Rice

pumpkin brown rice

Very nutritious and delicious hearty brown rice cooked with pumpkin, yields to creamy risotto like results.You can substitute pumpkin with butternut or acorn squash,or even pureed pumpkin.Perfect side dish for upcoming holiday .

Pumpkin Brown Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cup diced pumpkin,butternut or acorn squash
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder (optional)
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat sauté pan on medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil and butter.
  3. Add onions,and sauté them until soft and slightly caramelized.
  4. Throw in pumpkin/butternut squash/or acorn squash.
  5. Add cumin if preferred .
  6. Add Rice and salt.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Add chicken/vegetable stock.
  9. Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil.
  10. When starts to boil,reduce heat to low and cook for about 40-45 minutes.
  11. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes to absorb liquid.
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