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coconut-pumpkin-rice-caribbean-recipe-of-the-weekBy Minna LaFortune

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 17, 2017: As we approach the holidays and as the temperature falls we try to find foods that are seasonal and are comfort foods.

One of my favorite comfort foods is Coconut Pumpkin Rice. Here is my recipe.

1 lb white rice
3/4lb  dry pumpkin (cooked and crushed)
3 cups  fresh coconut milk
1 Onion finely chopped
2 Stalks scallion finely chopped
4 cloves of Garlic finely chopped
1/4 cup coconut oil
Salt and black pepper to taste.

In a heavy pot, sauté the onions, scallion, garlic.
Add coconut milk.
Add cooked pumpkin
Stir well.
Bring ingredients to a boil.
Boil for 10 mins.
Add the rice
Combine all ingredients in a pot.
The water must be just about an inch above the rice.
Cover and cook rice mixture over low heat and allow it to steam.
Monitor the cooking of the mixture often.
Steam until all the rice is tender.

Serve with cooked stew fish, stew chicken, or stew turkey or beef.

Bon Appetite


EDITOR’S NOTE: Minna LaFortune is a trained Caribbean caterer and also president of the  Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora (SACD). Check out her food group on Facebook at

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