Pumpkin Rice with Apricots
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.
- Serves: 6 persons
- ½cup uncooked white rice
- 1¾ cups water, divided
- ¼cup butter
- 1cup chopped onions
- 6cups peeled, seeded and diced sugar pumpkin
- 1cup chopped dried apricots
- 1teaspoon salt
Step 1In a saucepan bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Step 2In 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.
Step 3Mix rice into the pumpkin mixture. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until pumpkin is tender.