Today is a perfect fall day to prepare this recipe .
This beautiful pumpkin is from ” El Recuncho Verde “. This , pumpkin have a very thin skin ( you can eat it ) and a wonderful sweet taste.
Ingredients for two people:
one large onion
white grapes and black grapes
sea salt or herbal salt herbs
herbs (I used dried Provencal herbs and fresh basil )
water or vegetable broth for the rice
nuts (in my case I used Linwoods , flax seeds , goji , sunflower, pumpkin seeds and sesame )
It is a very easy recipe to make .
The first step is to cook the pumpkin : wash the pumpkin, split it in half , remove the seeds with a spoon and boil it in water for a while till soft . Use a fork to make sure that it is cooked and remove it from the water.
You can give them a pinch of salt herbs.
The second step is to make a rice with vegetables :
Chop the onion and garlic very finely and fry them in a little olive oil. When poached add the zucchini , apple and carrot.
I like to put them all finely grated ,because it gives it a nice texture and is cooked sooner.
Prepare some fresh grated ginger and add it along with dried herbs . Now is the time to wash the rice , so dust is cleaned.
Add the rice and let it soak in the flavors of the vegetables and ginger. Heat water or vegetable broth to add when hot , when it starts to boil again reduce the heat and wait about 12 minutes (depending on the type of rice ) until rice is done and water is consumed .
Now add finely chopped fresh basil .
Now is the time for the grapes!
In Aragon ( Spain )there is a famous recipe : crumbs with grapes . The grapes provide a freshness and spectacular taste to the crumbs . I was inspired by this recipe.
We are in the time of harvest , so the grapes are now in their best moment… I ‘ve used white and black grapes very sweet and without seeds. To prepare them wash and cut them in half .
Fill the pumpkin with the vegetable rice, put over the grapes , add a bit of good olive oil and sprinkle a few nuts … and ready o it!
Maria J. González