Friday, February 26, 2010

Confetti Rice

Our family ate this the other night, we ate it as a side to fish cakes. It was really good.

Pumpkin Confetti Rice
Makes 10- 1/2 cup serving

1TBSP Olive Oil
1 small Onion diced
2 cups frozen Mixed Vegetables
1 cup pumpkin (or other winter squash)
1 can(14oz.) Vegetable broth (I used chicken broth)
1/4 cup water
1 tsp dried Thyme
2 cups uncooked instant Brown Rice
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (this is optional but I did find it was a yummy compliment to the sweetness of the Pumpkin)

Heat oil in a large sauce pan add diced onion and cook 3-4 min or until soft and translucent.
Add veggies, pumpkin, broth, water and thyme.
Bring to a boil, stir occasionally
Stir in the rice, salt and peppers. Bring to boil.
Cover and reduce heat to low. COOK FOR 5 MIN. remove from heat; let stand for 10 min or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork just before serving.

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