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Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in Grains | 1 comment

Pumpkin Squash Rice

Pumpkin Squash Rice

 Meet my fall friend butternut squash.I have seen it hanging along the side of zucchini. I look at them all the time  but don’t buy it.In general,squash and our family  don’t get along very well.Particularly the kind which tend to be sweet naturally. To make this taste situation interesting, i thought,how about if i add pumpkin to mashed butternut squash. Either it will be great or bomb.

I have been experimenting with pumpkin lately,produce of the fall.So far my experiments have gone well and no one have complained about eating pumpkin.I also noticed that all my pumpkin preparation thus far have been some sort of sweets, dessert .So,I wanted to add a savory twist to it and what is better then combining it with my most trusted pantry staple, rice.

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

  • Butternut squash is good for you.Orange vegetable.As tough it is to slice it,after roasting it for 45 mins it turns out pillow-ye soft and of course sweeter.I freeze the unused butternut squash for later.
  • I knew butternut squash and pumpkin together will add sweetness to the dish,which none of us like in savory dishes.So to balance it out,i added curry powder.
  • You can use brown rice in the dish,if you want to.
Lets just say,rice turned out to be amazing.Touch of underline sweetness but not competing taste.My kids had second serving of it and asked for it next day. I served it along with Chicken Salisbury.
Pumpkin Squash Rice

Pumpkin Squash Rice

Pumpkin Squash Rice


  1. 1-1/2 cup Basmati rice
  2. 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  3. 1/4 cup baked butternut squash
  4. 1/2 Tablespoon Curry powder
  5. 1/2 onion fine chopped
  6. 1 garlic fine chopped
  7. 1/2 Pablano pepper fine chopped
  8. pinch of Turmeric
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Oil
  11. water(double the amount of rice)


  1. In a pan,add tablespoon of oil.
  2. Once hot,add onion,garlic,pablano.
  3. Stir it well.Add curry powder to it.
  4. Add pumpkin puree and mashed butternut squash.
  5. Add rice and mix it well.
  6. Sprinkle it with turmeric and season it with salt
  7. Add water.
  8. Bring it to the boil and then back to simmer for 20 mins.
  9. Enjoy.

1 Comment

  1. This looks delicious! Making me hungry… Thanks, nive!

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