Whole Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe: Sweet Pumpkin Stuffed With Fragrant Indian Rice Is a Sensory Overload by 30Seconds Food

Whole Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe: Sweet Pumpkin Stuffed With Fragrant Indian Rice Is a Sensory Overload

Baked pumpkin stuffed with aromatic rice that has Indian spices, sweet cranberries, caramelized onions and crunchy cashews sounds pretty good, doesn't it? This pumpkin recipe is easy to make and can be served as a side dish or a vegetarian or vegan main dish. It's full of different textures and smells divine!

Cuisine: Indian 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Servings: 4


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cut the top off of the pumpkin (keep the top) and remove the seeds. Scoop out a little of the flesh to make room for the rice. Chop the pumpkin you removed and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a sauté pan. Add the onions and cook until caramelized, about 10 minutes. 
  3. Add the chopped pumpkin and cook about 3 minutes. 
  4. Add the garlic, coriander seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, saffron and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. 
  5. Add the cranberries, cashews and rice. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes.
  6. Pour in the broth and orange peel, if using. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook about 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat. 
  7. Spoon the rice mixture into the pumpkin. Put the pumpkin top back on and place it in a baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil. 
  8. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the pumpkin is cooked and rice is tender. 

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Baking Dishes $10 & Up
Cashews $6 & Up
Cardamom Pods $5 & Up
Saffron $7 & Up
Coriander Seeds $4 & Up
Nutmeg $3 & Up
Ground Cinnamon $3 & Up
Olive Oil $4 & Up
Long Grain Rice $2 & Up
Vegetable Broth $2 & Up
Chicken Broth $1 & Up

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Julie Rose
How amazing is this! 🎃
Elisa Schmitz
What a beautiful presentation of an absolutely delicious dish. #yum
This is as pretty as it is tasty...

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