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Fragrant Spiced Rice and Squash flavored with cumin, garam masala, and coconut milk. Can be eaten as a stand-alone dish or a side dish. | RotiNRice.com #buttercupsquash #squashrecipes #ricerecipes

Spiced Rice and Squash

Fragrant Spiced Rice and Squash flavored with cumin, garam masala, and coconut milk. Can be eaten as a stand-alone dish or a side dish.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: spiced rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 478kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • cups rice (rinsed and drained) (300g)
  • 2 cups squash - choice of buttercup, butternut, or pumpkin (cubed) (300g)
  • ¼ cup dried shrimp (soaked for 10 minutes, rinsed and drained) (40g)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ cup coconut milk (120ml)
  • cups water (360ml)
  • 1 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat oil in a medium sized pot. Fry dried shrimp, garlic, and cumin seeds until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in garam masala.
  • Add squash, and rice.
  • Pour in coconut milk and water. Give it a good stir to get everything well mixed. When liquid comes to a boil, add salt. Lower heat to medium, place on the lid, and allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  • Reduce heat to the lowest possible setting and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off heat and allow rice and squash to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

NUTRITION

Calories: 478kcal
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