Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes with Brown Rice

Vegetarian Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes with Brown Rice

Pumpkin is a year round favorite in my home. I like pumpkin pie, but actually prefer savory pumpkin dishes that I can eat for lunch or dinner. You can use fresh pumpkin puree, if you have it. If not, canned is great.

I make this pumpkin and sweet potato dish or a variation of it regularly. It’s good to eat as soon as it’s ready, but tastes just as delicious as left overs the following day.

Vegetarian Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes with Brown Rice

Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes with Brown Rice


8 cups Cooked Brown Rice
4 Small Sweet Potatoes, cubed (or 2 larger ones)
1 Medium Onion, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
2 T Olive Oil
1 15 oz. can Pumpkin Puree
1 1/2 cups Milk (or vegan milk alternative)

Salt to taste

Optional: Garnish with chopped green onions or chives


Heat olive oil in skillet. Add sweet potatoes, onion and garlic.  Saute for 7-10 minutes until tender and lightly browned.

Add pumpkin and milk. Stir and simmer on low heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve with rice.

Vegetarian Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes with Brown Rice

18 comments for “Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes with Brown Rice

  1. November 12, 2016 at 9:07 am

    This looks so good; no meat needed!

  2. Rosie
    November 12, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I’ve never had pumpkin this way, so much easier than trying to chop up a pumpkin! I’d love to try it, especially as I love brown rice!

  3. Shelley P
    November 12, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Looks delicious! I’d love to pack this in my lunch :) This would be a great recipe to add to our holiday meals too. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. ANN*H
    November 12, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    This is something I would try. All the things in it that I like. thanks

  5. Kristin C
    November 12, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Sounds like a great fall recipe

  6. vickie couturier
    November 14, 2016 at 1:57 am

    never saw this combination before,it looks really good

  7. November 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    This dish looks yummy

  8. Nancy
    November 14, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    This meal looks like autumn on a plate! Yummy!

  9. June S.
    November 16, 2016 at 9:27 am

    (Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes with Brown Rice) Love this great recipe, I like having sweet potatoes in a lot of different things that I make here in our home.

  10. Mary Mac
    November 17, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Not only delicious but healthy dish.

  11. November 18, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    It looks different but I would try it!

  12. LAMusing
    November 19, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    love all the ingredients – intersting new recipe for sweet potatoes :)

  13. Mia
    November 26, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I am not a vegetarian but I enjoy finding dishes like this that I can add to my repertoire for myself and those in my family who are vegetarian.

  14. November 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    I really like this recipe.

  15. Joannie
    December 16, 2016 at 10:50 am

    What a great combination of pumpkin and sweet potatoes!!

  16. Jeffrey
    January 1, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Such a tasting looking dish.

  17. Joan Elliott
    January 17, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Looks delicious – love pumpkin!!!

  18. Jeffrey
    February 14, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    This is such a nice looking dish.

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