Pumpkin Rice

Plain rice gets an autumn twist with this flavorful pumpkin rice! With its warm and comforting flavors, this side dish is a great way to add some variety to your holiday season meals or any time.

– 1 tablespoon avocado oil – ¼ cup red onion diced – 2 cloves garlic – 1 and ½ cup long grain white rice – ¼ cup pumpkin puree – 2 teaspoon dried thyme – 1 teaspoon salt – ½ teaspoon pepper – 4 cup water – 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar




Heat oil in the bottom of a pot over medium heat and cook the onions for 5-7 minutes until softened and then add the garlic for 1 minute.




Stir in the rice, pumpkin puree, thyme, salt, pepper and water. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cook rice.



Remove from heat, stir in vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes.

Add vinegar.



Garnish with fresh herbs.


Include Mushrooms: Add 2 cups of mushrooms at the same time as the onions. Add Some Leafy Greens: In the last 5 minutes, stir in some spinach, baby kale or chard and allow it to wilt. Make it With White Rice: Instead of brown, you can use a white long grain rice and reduce the water to 2 and ¾ cups per 1 and ½ cups rice.

Make it Your Own

"We made this to have with our roast chicken for dinner and it was so tasty! Very creamy and perfect for a fall dinner."

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