Pumpkin-Carrot Rice

1 1/2 cups brown rice
3 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
2 large carrots, peeled and finely grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Bring the brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.

When the rice has nearly finished cooking, heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, and cook and stir garlic just until fragrant. Reduce heat to medium, stir in pumpkin, and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in carrots and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in salt and cloves. Remove from heat; stir in the cooked rice until well blended. Serve warm.

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