Royal Pumpkin Rice

· The Coronation of King Pumpkin and Queen Rice ·

October 2, 2017 6 Comments
Pumpkin Galore

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".

Pumpkin Rice

Auspicious Pumpkin Rice

It’s my Royal Pumpkin Rice aka Rice and Pumpkin, aka Pumpkin and rice aka The Auspicious Pumpkin Rice… lol.

Rice and Pumpkin

Pumpkin Rice

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.

Kabocha and Family

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.
Steaming Pumpkin Rice

Pumpkin Rice Boiling

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. ​
Pumpkin Rice

Dressed Pumpkin Rice

This classic pumpkin rice is the perfect comfort food. It will envelop you with love.
Bowl of Steamed Pumpkin Rice

Pumpkin Rice Bowl

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 squash
Use a long grain rice, shorter grain rice will yield a more softer and stickier consistency
Chop pumpkin in even cube
Use a vegetable or chicken stock. Add additional herbs to enhance flavor

Spooned Pumpkin Rice

The Auspicious Pumpkin Rice

Yeild 4

This beautiful pumpkin rice will warm the cockles of your heart and put a smile on your face.

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups of cubed pumpkin
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 parsley stem - save leaves for garnish
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups of chicken or vegeable stock
  • 1 chicken or vegetable boullion
  • 2 table spoon extra virgin olive oil


  • Bring 2 cups of stock to boil
  • Add 1/2 Knorr chicken bouillon
  • Add thyme, spring onion, parsley stem, onion
  • Add rice, pumpkin, butter,
  • Bring to a boil, reduce flame and steam for 25 mins
  • Remove thyme and parsley stew before serving
  • Sprinkle chopped parsley leaves, red pepper flakes and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil
Cuisine: Vegetarian |



  1. Kelly

    October 4, 2017
    This recipe is everything! I tried it and it was absolutely delicious.
    • Sharnette

      October 4, 2017
      Thanks for the 💘
  2. Elaine Dreckett

    October 6, 2017
    Awesome!! Getting ready to add this Auspicious Rice to my Thanksgiving feast! Will be a perfect accompaniment to my jerk turkey!! Yum! Thanks SharBliss😘
    • Sharnette

      October 8, 2017
      Lee, your jerk Turkey is the best. You have to share it with my readers..please
  3. Donna Foster

    October 6, 2017
    Mouth watering, yum
    • Sharnette

      October 8, 2017
      Thanks Donna

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