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Pumpkin Apple Walnut Harvest Rice

What you need: 

1 3/4 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 small honeycrisp apple, diced
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
2 tablespoons organic raisins (golden or purple)
1/2 cup walnuts, unsalted
1-3 tablespoons maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want it)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fine pepper
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
1 cup warmed chickpeas over top (optional)

What you do: 

1. Prepare brown rice, and set aside in large mixing bowl.
2. In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin, maple syrup, cider vinegar, spices. Warm in microwave. Mix well. 
3. Add this mixture to the warm brown rice. Fold until well distributed.
4. Fold into the rice mixture: raisins, apples, onions, walnuts, olive oil, parsley flakes and salt to taste. Top with optional warmed chickpeas.

Chef's Tip: Serve warm or keep in warm oven until ready to serve. But do not over-heat. You want the apples and onions to still have a crispness to them when you serve.

Other optional add-in's: nutritional yeast, truffle oil, cayenne, cubes of butternut squash or sweet potato

Preparation Time: 
15
Cooking Time: 
30
Servings: 
6
Recipe Category: 

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