Stewed Pumpkin Samak Rice: Healthy Alternative of Traditional Rice Pulao

15Mar

Stewed Pumpkin Samak Rice is a delicious and healthy lunch or dinner option that can be made in time similar to that needed to prepare a traditional rice pulao. White rice being replaced with samak millet makes this dish, rich in protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins.

  • Preparation time – 15 mins
  • Cooking time – 15 mins
  • Serving Size – 2

Nutritional Value Per Serving

Here’s the nutritional information of Stewed Pumpkin Samak Rice:

Nutritional ValueAmount
Energy466 kcal
Protein9 g
Fat25.5 g
Fiber5.5 g
Carbohydrates48.5 g

Ingredients of Stewed Pumpkin Samak Rice

IngredientQuantity
Samak Rice1 cup
Yellow Pumpkin2 cups
Mushrooms1 cup
Onion2 tbsp
Ginger½ tbsp
Garlic (Optional)½ tbsp
Coconut Milk1 cup
Dhania Powder1 tsp
Bhuna Jeera1 tsp
Garam Masala1 tsp
Saltto taste
Pepper Powder½ tsp
Oil/Ghee1 tsp

How to make Stewed Pumpkin Samak Rice?

  1. In a heavy bottom pan heat oil, add the onion and ginger. And cook till they turn brown.
  2. Now add the chopped pumpkin, mushroom, garlic, dhania powder, jeera powder and garam masala.
  3. Cook for 5 mins stirring occasionally till the raw smell goes.
  4. Now add the samak rice and 2 cups of water.
  5. Cover up the pan and cook for 10 mins.
  6. Alternatively, you can also pressure cook for 2 whistles. Just before it is done add the coconut milk, pepper, and salt for taste.
  7. Serve hot.
step by step stewed pumpkin samak rice recipe

Conclusion

White rice being replaced with samak millet makes this dish, rich in protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins.

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