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Oct 12, 2009

Yellow Squash Rice

Here is another delicious rice item that was prepared using Yellow Squash. One of our friends has given us lot of these yellow squashes. I made daal with it once, curry once and finally this yummy rice item. As we all know, squash is a healthy vegetable that has very low calories. It is rich in many nutrients and vitamins. If interested to know more about the health benefits of squashes, check this site: WH Foods.

Picture Courtesy: http://www.alharrison.com/commodities.php#12


  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 3 cups grated yellow Squash
  • 1 small Onion, cut lengthwise
  • 1 Potato, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Cardamom Seeds
  • 3 or 4 whole Cloves
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 3 Green Chilies, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • ¼ cup Green Peas, fresh or frozen
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 4 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Oil


Peel, cut the end and grate the yellow squash. Keep aside.

Wash and soak rice in plenty of water until all the other things are made ready.

Heat oil in a pan and add all the other ingredients except rice and sauté well for some time. Then remove the water from the soaked rice and slowly add to the pan. Stir well.

If using pressure pan, add water (3 cups) directly to the pan, adjust salt and leave it on the flame until 3 whistles. Then turn off the flame and let the pressure go out. Mix well.

If using electric rice cooker, then add the contents of the pan to it, adjust salt and let it cook. When done, mix the rice well.

Enjoy the steaming hot rice with some potato chips or raita or just plain yogurt.


Homecooked said... [Reply]

It looks yummy Uma! I see it in the stores...just didnt know what to make with it. love the pic. It looks as if the cartoon is holding the plate :)

Suganya said... [Reply]

Lovely looking rice recipe. Looks so good. So colorful. YUM!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Great way to welcome fall the Indian way!

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Looks delicious, Uma. My squash plants have completely wound down by now, but I would love to try this sometime.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Looks delicious & colourful!!!Never tried squash yet..will give a try..Thanks for sharing.

Suma Gandlur said... [Reply]

Seems so novel Uma. Never thought of using the squash in the pulav kind of dish.

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Rice way to use squash....nice innovation

Anonymous said... [Reply]

looks delicious and aswell the photography. Very inviting.
-Nature Lover

Cynthia said... [Reply]

That rice dish looks delicious.

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Yello squash rice sounds awesome...looks delicious Uma :)

Vibaas said... [Reply]

never buy yellow squash as i dont know what to make out of it. this is good idea :)

Sanghi said... [Reply]

Mmmm... feel like i'll finish the whole plate in less than 5mins dear..!:)

Anupama said... [Reply]

Good one there!!!!

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Wow! Hot rice! It steamingly looks superb!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Very innovative and interesting recipe. Never tried rice dish using Yellow squash, have to surely try this out.

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

wow, nice dish Uma

Tina said... [Reply]

Colourful and yummy rice.

Unknown said... [Reply]

looks delicious and sounds good with the squash..

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Definitely a delicious and new combination of rice..looks very colourful and yummy Uma!

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

we dont get that squash dear...:)
looks yummy...

Rohini said... [Reply]

Have never tried Squash at all.. This one calls for a try!! The presentation is lovely.

Thanks for dropping by!! You have a great space! Following you :)

prasu said... [Reply]

Squash rice looks sooo yummy Uma...it's color is great and looks delicious. I liked the second click dear.....

Shri said... [Reply]

Loved your last pic,Uma!Healthy one and very tempting!

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Looks so colourful and Yumm... Nice entry!

Urmi said... [Reply]

Yellow squash rice looks very colourful, delicious and tasty. Very beautifully presented with mouth watering picture.

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

lovely colourful rice..please do participate in my first cooked food event...check my blog for details

ST said... [Reply]

Looks very tempting and superb colorful...Love the pic...

Cham said... [Reply]

Squash rice another delicious treat!

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

this must be very delicious Uma

Raks said... [Reply]

Sounds and looks delicious! Nice recipe:)

Raje said... [Reply]

Never tried a rice with these squash Uma. Looks very inviting. Must try!
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Sum Raj said... [Reply]

looks too good uma...its new dish for me..

notyet100 said... [Reply]

Squash rice looks yum,,,,

Premyscakes said... [Reply]

looks great uma.

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