Pumpkin Rice

Pumpkin Rice with Baked Chicken (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

There are times when you can’t be bothered with cooking vegetables and rice separately. Cook them together and you have a one-pot dish that is delicious and satisfying on its own. These veggie-rice combos also serve up as appetizing side dishes when served with meat, poultry or seafood.


  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • ½ cup finely diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh broad leaf thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Minced hot pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ pounds pumpkin, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 2 cups long grain parboiled rice, rinsed well and drained of excess water
  • 3 ½ cups boiling water



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