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Roast Pumpkin with Fruity Rice



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Roast Pumpkin with Fruity Rice

  • 1 butternut pumpkin, (approx. 1.5 kg), halved
  • 200 g brown rice
  • 1 l water
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 --- spring onion/shallot, cut into quarters
  • 200 g Diced bacon
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 1/2 --- lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 zucchini, cut into halves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 70 g raisins
  • 70 g spinach leaves, washed, torn
  • 40 g cheese, chopped
  • 40 g feta cheese, chopped

Recipe's preparation

    Roast Pumpkin with Fruity Rice
  1. Preheat oven to 190oC and line baking tray.

  2. Measure brown rice in simmering basket then rinse under cold water before placing the simmering basket into mixing bowl with water.  

  3. Place halved pumpkin into Varoma dish and place in position.  Cook rice and pumpkin for 30 min/Varoma/speed 1.

  4. Remove pumpkin from Varoma dish and set rice aside rice in a separate bowl.

  5. Place garlic cloves and spring onion into moxing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 6.  Add bacon and oil and cook 3 min/100oC/Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting.

  6. Add lemon zest, juice, zucchini, dried sage, raisins and salt and pepper to taste.  Cook 5 min/100oC/Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting.  

  7. In the meantime, scoop out pumpkin flesh leaving approx. 3 cm around the edge.  Place hollowed pumpkin halves onto lined baking tray and add pumpkin flesh to bacon and mix 8 sec/Counter-clockwise operation speed 5.  Scrape down sides of the mixing bowl with spatula and repeat mixing if required.

  8. Add torn spinach leaves and cooked brown rice to mixing bowl and mix 5 sec/Counter-clockwise operation speed 5.

  9. Scoop fruity rice mixture into hollowed pumpkin halves.

  10. Add cheese and feta to mixing bowl and grated 3 sec/speed 8.  Sprinkle over the top of pumpkins filled with fruity rice mixture.

  11. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes on 190oC or until golden brown.


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Great baby puree - blitz fruity pumpkin & rice on speed 7 for just a few seconds.  My little boy inhaled it because the raisins gave it a slight sweetness.


No raisins??  I would imagine dried cranberries or apricots would also give this dish a lovely flavour.  I was also tempted to give this recipe a go with sunflower seeds or pinenuts.  Very adapatble.  Use fresh herbs if you have them.


Recipe adapted from Taste magazine, October 2013 p. 43

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