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Pumpkin Rice with Apricots

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Surprise your guests with this colorful dish. It's a great way to use fresh pumpkin. Chopped apricots add a bit of sweetness to what is sure to become a holiday favorite."
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1 h 10 m servings 217
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a saucepan bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and stir in the onions. Slowly cook and stir onions until soft. Mix in the pumpkin, apricots, salt and 3/4 cup water. Cook 20 minutes.
  3. Mix rice into the pumpkin mixture. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until pumpkin is tender.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 217 calories; 8 35.9 3.4 20 449 Full nutrition

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I have to say the '20 min. prep time' is a little misleading due the amount of time needed to prepare the pumpkin, but I had an idea that would be the case when I started. I think it might have...

I was worried it would be bland, but this was excellent. The 4 star rating is because I made some changes: I used half wild rice and half basmati, replaced all water for chicken broth, used hal...

I was looking for something different to do with pumpkin other than the typical sweet pies and breads. This recipe was a great find. I used one cup of brown rice instead of the half cup of whi...

This was a great change from the regular mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. I used 3/4 cup of rice and cooked it for only 12 minutes at first to make it more like a pilav. I used...

This does not have much flavor, but it's very filling. It needs a strong main dish to carry it. If we make it again, I'll pair it with nicely seasoned chicken.