Brown Rice with Pumpkin & Chicken


You Need:

  • 2 cups of Brown Rice for its nutty flavor.
  • 200 gms of pumpkin cut into 1 cm squares for sweetness.
  • 300 gms of chicken with bones and skin for flavor and protein.
  • Flavor Bombs are garlic paste, coriander and Paprika powder.

Soak brown rice in water for about 20-30 minutes.

Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker till its shimmering. Add the chicken and cover it up to avoid splatter. Five mins on high heat. Then open and move the chicken to one side. Add the pumpkin and cook covered on low heat for 15 mins. By now the pumpkin would have considerably softened. Add garlic paste, salt and paprika powder. Cook on medium heat till oil starts separating. Slightly mash a few pumpkin pieces. They will be quite tender. Using a spatula spread out everything into an even layer.

Spread the brown rice on top of this. Spread the coriander on top of the brown rice. Add water till it barely covers the rice. It should be a little below the rice. Pressure cook on high till first whistle. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.

Enjoy a very simple and rustic meal.



Published by Imran

A s/w engineer by profession, I cook for my family.

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