Add some new appeal to your typical weeknight dinner with this easy-to-make Pumpkin Confetti Rice side dish. The pumpkin easily blends in with the brown rice and vegetables for additional nutrition, moistness and eye-appeal.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetable blend
- 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
- 1 can (14 fl. oz.) vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
HEAT oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until soft. Add vegetables, pumpkin, broth, water and thyme. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork before serving.
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Sorrrrry will not make again.
I took this to a pot luck at church, and everyone just enjoyed it. East to fix and great to eat.
Pumpkin Confetti Rice
It was quick and easy to fix, and it was very filling as well as flavorful. It isn't something I would fix very often, but I think it would be a very good to take to a pot luck or for a large family gathering.
This was a great idea and recipe works well. I'm test running for the big turkey day.