Baked Pumpkin

Baked Pumpkin

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Serves 6 – 8

15ml sunflower oil
1 small pumpkin
250g Spekko Long Grain Parboiled Rice
500ml vegetable stock
3ml turmeric
2 bay leaves
30ml olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 each red and yellow peppers, cut into pieces
250g mushrooms
100g mange tout, blanched and sliced
45ml flat-leaf parsley, chopped
salt and milled black pepper

Here’s how

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Rub the oil all over the pumpkin and place onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  5. Cook the Spekko Long Grain Parboiled Long Grain Rice in the stock, turmeric
    and bay leaves. Drain and set aside.
  6. Heat the olive oil and cook the garlic, onion and peppers for 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
  7. Stir in the rice, mange tout, parsley and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  8. Slice the top off the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and excess liquid.
  9. Fill the cavity with the rice mixture, top with the lid and reheat in the oven for 15 minutes, or until heated through.

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