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Pumpkin Walnut Loaf

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Minced onion
  • 1/2 c Minced green bell pepper
  • 1 c Finely diced fresh pumpkin
  • 1/4 c Chicken broth
  • 1 c Cooked long-grain rice
  • -- (white or brown)
  • 6 tb Breadcrumbs
  • 2 oz Ca. walnuts; finely chopped
  • 1 Egg; beaten
  • 2 tb Minced parsley
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Dried leaf sage
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • 3/4 oz Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 c Stewed tomatoes


"In season, use fresh, small pumpkins*; out of season use canned."

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a large non-stick skillet with
nonstick cooking spray. Cook onion and bell peppers over medium heat,
stirring often, until onion is pale gold, about 5 minutes.

Add pumpkin and broth, cover and cook over low heat until pumpkin is soft,
about 7 minutes.

Remove from heat; add rice, breadcrumbs, walnuts, egg, parsley, salt, sage
and pepper; mix well.

Spray a 4-cup baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pack rice mixture
into dish; sprinkle with Parmesan and bake 25 minutes. Run under broiler
for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned on top.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the stewed tomatoes to a boil over
high heat, stirring frequently. Cook, uncovered, until reduced to 1 cup.
Serve as is or puree in blender or food processor. Serve loaf with sauce
on the side.

Each serving (1/4 loaf with 1/4 cup sauce) provides: * 1 FA, 2 V, 1 B, 1 C.

Per serving: * 299 cal, 10 g pro, 38 g car, * 13 g fat: 6 g poly, 3 g mono,
2 g sat * 362 mg sod, 57 mg chol

Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council Electronic format courtesy
of Karen Mintzias

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