Rice Pilaf with Roasted Butternut Squash, Barberries, and Pistachios
Ocean View Kitchen
Ocean View Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 15 minutes Cooking time
  • 45 minutes Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled carrot
  • 1 tablespoon peeled fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 1/2 cups 1/2-inch cubes peeled seeded butternut squash
  • 2-3 fresh thyme sprigs ( or pinch of dried thyme)
  • Pinch of brown sugar
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons dried barberries (soaked for few minutes in boiled water with a pinch of sugar) or cranberries; note: you can purchase barberries at www. kalamala.com if you can’t find them in your grocery store
  • 1/4 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley and mint to garnish

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