Add some new appeal to your typical weeknight dinner with this easy-to-make Pumpkin Confetti Rice. Pumpkin easily blends in with the brown rice and vegetables for additional nutrition, moistness and eye-appeal.
Prep: 10 min | Cook: 15 min | Yield: 10 servings, 1/2 cup each
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups frozen mixed vegetable blend
1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 (14 fluid ounce) can vegetable broth
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until soft.
Add vegetables, pumpkin, broth, water and thyme. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Stir in rice, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat; let stand for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Fluff with fork before serving.
Recipe and photo used with permission from: Nestlé® and meals.com