Cracked Wheat and Pumpkin Pilaf

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by morgainegeiser

Wheat is as much a staple in Northern India as rice is in Southern India. This easy northern style pilaf has a mild, subtle flavor that makes it suitable, not only as a "go with everything" side dish, but also as a filling and nutritious breakfast.

Top Review by Elmotoo

This was great! I used a package of pre-cut squash. the seasonings are just right, the proportions are just right. Made for Aussie Swap 10/13.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, pumpkin, and spices.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add small amounts of water if necessary, about a tbsp at a time, to prevent sticking.
  5. Add cracked wheat. Cook and stir, 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in broth, salt and pepper.
  7. When mixture boils, cover saucepan, reduce heat to low, and cook 15 minutes, until the liquid has been absorbed.
  8. Fluff pilaf with a fork before serving.
  9. Remove and discard cloves, cinnamon sticks, and bay leaves.

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