Recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Brown Rice
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Oct 2 2013

Recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Brown Rice

It’s no secret that I love to bake and cook with pumpkin.  I almost forgot about this recipe and came across it the other day thinking it was time to make it soon. 


The original recipe came from Whole Foods, but I modified it to fit what I had on hand and it was delicious!

Creamy Pumpkin Brown Rice

  • 1 cup brown basmati rice
  • 1.5 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz. canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Saute rice and olive oil until rice is toasted, about 3-5 minutes.
Combine chicken broth and canned pumpkin puree in a bowl and whisk together.
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & pepper to the chicken and pumpkin mixture.
Pour mixture into rice and bring to a boil.

Stir and turn down to simmer for 40 – 45 minutes.

Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Add more salt/pepper, if needed.

It isn’t necessary to serve in a baked acorn squash, but I had an acorn squash laying around so I decided to cook it quickly in the microwave. (Sliced, removed seeds and seasoned with cinnamon & brown sugar; place face up in micro safe dish, added 1/2 cup of water to dish & covered with saran wrap; micro for 10 min or until tender). Once the squash was done, I filled my half with the rice and topped with chopped walnuts! YUM!!!

Serve alongside desired protein…I love it with Perfect Pork Tenderloin

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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