Turmeric Pumpkin Rice 

Turmeric Pumpkin Rice 

Turmeric Pumpkin RiceMeet the perfect recipe for Fall..Turmeric Pumpkin Rice recipe…A dish you will remember forever. Whether it’s getting your kids to say ‘Can I have some more?” Or making a new seasonal favorite, – you will want to make this Turmeric Pumpkin Rice recipe.  It’s a sure thing to getting what you are after. I’ve tried this dish several times recently and have never been disappointed. Nothing brings the “Fall” mood more than pumpkins. With high levels of Vitamin E and dietary fibers, it is a healthy option too. Turmeric Pumpkin Rice is a simple dish when you have the right ingredients.

Turmeric Pumpkin RiceYou do not need a large pumpkin to make 3 or 4 servings. So be sure to choose the right size. I chose to cook the pumpkin in a steam cooker, but you could also cook them the conventional way in boiling water. It is important that they are thoroughly cooked. It takes a little patience but it will reward you.  If your first batch does not turn out well,  keep trying and you will begin to perfect it and make it your “Fall” favorite!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiled rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pumpkin
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 inch ginger chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split black gram
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro/ coriander leaves

Directions:

Turmeric Pumpkin riceBoiled the rice in rice cooker or a steam cooker.  Meanwhile steam cook the pumpkin with half cup of water.  Peel the skin and blend in to smooth paste.

Turmeric Pumpkin ricePlace a pan over medium heat and drizzle 2 tbsp oil.   When oil heats up, add mustard seeds, split black gram, cumin seeds, sauté them for a minute.  Add red chili and curry leaves.  As they sputter, add ginger, green chilies and onion sauté them for 30 seconds.

Turmeric Pumpkin RiceAdd turmeric powder, pumpkin paste and salt and continue to sauté them for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Now add the cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with cilantro and serve plain or with raita.

Turmeric Pumpkin rice is best served hot!

Turmeric Pumpkin Rice 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiled rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pumpkin
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 inch ginger chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split black gram
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro/ coriander leaves

Instructions

  1. Boiled the rice in rice cooker or a steam cooker.
  2. Meanwhile steam cook the pumpkin with half cup of water.
  3. Peel the skin and blend in to smooth paste.
  4. Place a pan over medium heat and drizzle 2 tbsp oil.
  5. When oil heats up, add mustard seeds, split black gram, cumin seeds, sauté them for a minute.
  6. Add red chili and curry leaves.
  7. As they sputter, add ginger, green chilies and sauté them for 30 seconds.
  8. Add turmeric powder, pumpkin paste and salt and continue to sauté them for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
  9. Now add the cooked rice and mix well.
  10. Garnish with cilantro and serve plain or with raita.
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