Photo: James Carrier
Makes about 7 cups; 8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel squash and cut in half lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds. Cut squash into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes (you should have 2 1/2 cups).

Step 2

In a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium heat, frequently stir onions, ginger, and garlic in butter until onions are very limp, 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 3

Add rice and stir often until opaque, about 5 minutes. Add curry powder and stir for 30 seconds longer.

Step 4

Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, squash, and broth. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until rice and squash are tender to bite, 16 to 18 minutes. Stir in cilantro and salt to taste. Spoon into a bowl.

Ratings & Reviews

Jueliverson's Review

October 06, 2011
This was delicious and very easy to make. I used yams instead of butternut squash and it turned out perfectly. I halved the recipe because I cook for just me, and I still made enough for several days.

mangoes2020's Review

July 12, 2011
In order to succeed this recipe you have to use Diamond Pearl Basmati Rice. This is a Pure Indian Basmati rice. If you want more informations go on the website or send a mail at