Pumpkin Rice & Apricots
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Pumpkin Rice & Apricots
  Pumpkin    Rice    Apricots    Side dish    Russian  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:19:15 AM. Recipe ID 50496. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Pumpkin  rice & apricots
 Categories: Rice/grains, Side dish, Russian
      Yield: 1 Batch
      3 tb Butter
      1 md Onion; peeled & fine chopped
      6 c  Cubed, peeled pumpkin*
    3/4 c  Dried apricots; chopped
      1 ts Salt; or to taste
    3/4 c  ;Water
      1 c  Cooked rice
  *Or can substitute butternut or buttercup squash or sweet potatoes.
  Melt butter in a wide skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and cook,
  stirring occasionally, until it begins to brown. Peel and cube
  pumpkin to about 1" pieces. Add pieces to skillet as you prepare it.
  Stir to coat with butter.
  Chop apricots and add to skillet along with salt and 3/4 cup water.
  Cover and simmer the mixture 15 minutes. Add cooked rice and cook 10
  minutes more, or until pumpkin is tender. Stir often as it cooks.
  Yield: 6 to 8 servings.
  Fritschner writes: "In the pumpkin and apricot dish..., the natural
  sweetness of pumpkin, dried apricots and onion all play off each
  other to make a subtle side dish. The original recipe came from Sonia
  Uvezian's _Cooking from the Caucasus_, which has several recipes
  using pumpkin as a savory side dish or addition to a main dish. It
  isn't quick to prepare, but it's delicious."

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Recipe ID 50496 (Apr 03, 2005)

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