Baked rice in pumpkin

With these temperatures we were waiting to delight ourselves with traditional dishes like this typical rice from our area. Today we bring you a variation of the typical baked rice and you are going to love it. BAKED RICE IN PUMPKIN. It is very common in some areas of Valencia and its flavor is spectacular.



  • 400 g rice
  • 1 medium pumpkin
  • 500 g pork ribs
  • 1 bacon cut into slices
  • 1 o 2 white or black ‘butifarra’
  • 1 garlic head
  • 2 grated tomatoes for the stir-fry
  • 1 turnip
  • 80 g chickpea
  • Saffron
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 potato cut into slices

Step by step :

Preheat the oven to the maximum temperature at the bottom tray. Stripe
To get the meat out of the pumpkin, cut off the top and remove the seeds and threads, then scoop out the flesh. Try to leave at least 2 cm thick to prevent it from breaking once baked. Cut it into cubes and set it aside. Stripe
In a frying pan, fry the ribs together with the bacon and then add the tomato, stir and add the dices pumpkin, turnip and chickpeas. Once mixed and sautéed, add the rice with a pinch of paparika, saffron and salt so that it gets all the flavor. Stripe
When everything is well fried, add the water and let it rest for 10 minutes over low heat, it is important to keep this measure: 2 glasses of water for one of rice. Stripe
Pour the previous mixture into the pumpkin and add the other ingredients that we have not fried: the head of garlic and the white or black ‘butifarra’. You can also add slices of raw potato and tomato on top, according to tastes and areas. Stripe
Place in the oven at 180º for 40 minutes. Enjoy! Stripe
Baked rice in pumpkin

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