Main Meal Recipes > Pumpkin Gratin

This recipe is part of the October 2010 Recipes Menu

Simple Pumpkin Gnocchi
Pumpkin Gratin
Tomato and Pumpkin Soup

How to make Pumpkin Gratin:
A simple and delicious way of using up pumpkin flesh. Can be served with a salad and is ideal for vegetarians.


Pumpkin Gratin
1lb pumpkin, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons long grained rice
6floz water
4 tablespoons single cream
3 tablespoons grated cheese
freshly ground black pepper
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- Put the pumpkin and the rice into a saucepan.
- Add the water.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Bring the mixture to the boil.
- Put the lid on the saucepan.
- Reduce heat.
- Cook for about 15 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender, the rice cooked, and all the water absorbed.
- Allow to cool a little and blitz in a blender.
- Stir in the cream, nutmeg and more seasoning if necessary.
- Turn into a greased oven-proof dish.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top.
- Cook at about 200 degrees C. until heated through and lightly browned on top.