• 1 Package of Nueva Cocina┬« Mexican Rice Mix
  • 4 small pumpkins (3 for serving purposes and 1 for recipe ingredient)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Optional: 2 to 3 small pumpkins, depending on serving size, for baking or steaming


Cut pumpkins in half, leaving the rind on. Remove seeds and strings. Rub pumpkins with olive oil and some salt. Place halves on baking sheets with rind side up. Place a small amount of water in the pan. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350-degree oven. If you prefer to steam the pumpkins, place halves in steamer with rind side up. Steam until meat and rind are soft.
Combine 1 Cup of pumpkin meat, peeled and cubed with all the ingredients in a package of the Nueva Cocina® Mexican Rice Mix and follow the cooking directions on the box. When done, serve the rice in half of a small pumpkin for an excellent presentation and great added texture and flavor.

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Submitted 10/25/11.
Source: Nueva Cocina
Submitted By: b smith

Pumpkin Fiesta Rice