What is the one thing that you would eat everyday without complaining if you were stranded on a deserted island? My one thing would be rice, prepared any kinda way. I love my rice plain, but I also enjoy it with vegetables.
Well,I have another awe-inspiring dish that I think you will grow to love, or love even more after you have tried my take on this kin to our Jamaican "season rice".
It’s my Royal Pumpkin Rice aka Rice and Pumpkin, aka Pumpkin and rice aka The Auspicious Pumpkin Rice… lol.It’s already fall, the season of color and taste! When the leaves are turning, the weather is getting cooler, and did I mention the beautiful autumn colors everywhere? From the trees to our tables… the rich colors of the harvest season can be seen; glorious corn, peppers, greens, and my all time favorite fall vegetable, the colorful squash also known as pumpkin.Although there are several varieties, my favorite is kabocha with butternut squash running a close second! Kabocha is slightly sweeter and denser than most of its pumpkin counterparts which is what makes it the perfect choice for the taste and texture that is needed for this dish.Choosing the correct piece will yield you a drier pumpkin that will eat like a piece of yam or potato. The rice and the pumpkin pairs extremely well making the Royal Pumpkin Rice a perfect match made in palette heaven! Its the coronation of king pumpkin and queen rice. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this dish, as it is really big on flavor and not to mention, very easy to prepare. This classic pumpkin rice is the perfect comfort food. It will envelop you with love.
Tips for a great pumpkin rice:Pumpkin of choice is kaboucha because it is firmer and hold up better in the rice but you can substitute it with butternut squashUse a long grain rice, shorter grain rice will yield a more softer and stickier consistencyChop pumpkin in even cubeUse a vegetable or chicken stock. Add additional herbs to enhance flavor