September 25, 2014

Pumpkin Rice Blend


Are you looking for a simple, yet elegant, side dish to complement any of your upcoming fall meals?  Look no further!  With traces of pumpkin and cinnamon, this sweet and savory side dish is perfect for your Thanksgiving table.  It's never too early to start planning!

What You'll Need:
  • 3 cups turkey stock
  • 1 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup tri-color couscous
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper

1.  Bring turkey stock to a simmer.  Add rice, couscous, and thyme.  Cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes, or until liquid has been absorbed.  Fluff rice mixture with wooden spoon and remove remaining thyme sprigs.

2.  Stir in pumpkin, cinnamon, salt and pepper.  Spoon rice mixture into a bowl or on a plate.  Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired and serve alongside a wonderful fall dinner!  Sweet, savory, and simple.  Enjoy!





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