Cook1 hr 8 mins
The picture of this in Cooking Light made my mouth water. I'm in the mood for squash of all kinds! This sounds wonderful as a side to just about any meat I can think of. Welcome, Autumn!
- 2 cups peeled fresh pumpkin (about 12 ounces, cubed 1/2-inch)
- 1 1⁄2 cups peeled sweet potatoes (about 1 medium, cubed 1/2-inch)
- cooking spray
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup diced onion (1 small)
- 1⁄3 cup diced celery (about 1 rib)
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 4 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
- 1 cup brown rice
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 bay leaf
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Arrange pumpkin and sweet potato in an even layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until tender and just until vegetables begin to brown, stirring after 18 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add broth and remaining ingredients to onion mixture, stirring to combine; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 50 minutes or until rice is done and liquid is mostly absorbed. Remove from heat; discard bay leaf. Add pumpkin mixture; stir gently to combine.