Pumpkin Seed Rice

Pumpkin Seed Rice

Pumpkin Seed Rice
Most people don't realize how versatile pumpkin seeds can be. Everybody will go wild over this rice side that's chock full of great-tasting ingredients. It makes the perfect accompaniment for just about any main meal.
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4 sevings

Ingredients
1/2 cup green pumpkin seeds, chopped 2 cups wild rice 2 tbsp. butter 2 small onions, chopped 2 carrots, finely diced 2 celery ribs, finely diced 1 yellow bell pepper, diced 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. black pepper

Methods/steps
In a small skillet, toast pumpkin seeds at medium heat for 8 minutes or until they release their aroma. Meanwhile, in a big casserole with boiling salted water, cook rice covered for about 1 hour or until tender and grains begin to open. Drain and set aside. In the same casserole, melt the butter at medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, bell pepper, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, for 7 minutes. Add the reserved rice. Bring to desired temperature. Add grilled pumpkin seeds and stir.

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