Friday, February 4, 2011

Pumpkin Spiced Rice.

This is an attractive looking dish. It can be served hot or cold, and can be prepared the previous day. It has little or no fat, depending on how you cook the pumpkin.
The recipe makes 6 generous serves at 225 calories per serve if the pumpkin is steamed.

570g. pumpkin
1 medium onion
2 large cloves of garlic
1 heaped teaspoon of curry powder
1 cup of uncooked rice
2 Tablespoons of currants or craisins
1/4 cup of toasted slivered almonds
1 cup of baby spinach leaves
2 Tablespoons of chicken stock

Cut pumpkin into 2cm. dice and steam in Varoma until cooked, or spray with oil and roast in oven. Set aside.
Cook rice in TMX, set aside.
Put onion and garlic in TMX bowl and zap until chopped. Scrape down sides and add chicken stock. Cook on varoma for 5 mins., gentle reverse. Add curry powder and zap to mix in.
Place everything in a large bowl and turn the mixture over to mix together, Make sure the onion mixture is well incorporated.
Sprinkle the almonds over the top and serve.

If preparing for the next day, and you wish to serve it hot, then don't stir in the spinach leaves until it is reheated. It reheats well in the Microwave.

I used some Wild rice and white rice. You could use brown rice if preferred.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, thank you! I am on the lookout for pumpkin recipes, as I am harvesting several from the garden each day. I know what we'll be having for dinner tonight!