Onion rice with pumpkin and chestnuts recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 226 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Celebrate Bonfire Night with this flaming good side. Perfect for enjoying outdoors around a warming campfire, this hearty rice dish is packed with sweet onions, chestnuts and pumpkin. Bonfire Night food doesn't get much more comforting than this!

  1. Heat the oil and half the butter in a large pan over a low heat on the hob. Add the onion and cook for 10 mins, until softened. Increase the heat to medium and stir in the garlic, chilli and cumin. Fry for 1-2 mins, until fragrant, then add the pumpkin or squash.
  2. Season well and fry for 7 mins, or until starting to soften. Add the chestnuts and rice along with the remaining butter and continue cooking for a further 8 mins, stirring occasionally. Season to taste, then stir in the crème fraîche, parsley and chives.

Tip: If you like blue cheese, crumble a little dolcelatte over the rice before serving.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 40g butter
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 350g pumpkin or butternut squash, seeded and cut into 2.5cm cubes
  • 100g roasted chestnuts, roughly chopped
  • 375g microwave long grain rice
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • small bunch parsley, chopped
  • bunch chives, chopped
  • Energy 945kj 226kcal 11%
  • Fat 10g 14%
  • Saturates 5g 24%
  • Sugars 5g 5%
  • Salt 0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 32.4g Protein 3.8g Fibre 2.4g


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