Cooking pumkin a la russe

Pumkin cookies. Photo - Jamie's Italian (restaurant in Moscow)

Those who have a house in the country, often don’t know what to do with the abundant harvest of pumpkins, grown in the garden in the fall. If you have a stockpile of pumpkins that you want to use, this article offers a recipe.

Pumpkin contains many nutrients that are useful, and it is healthy to eat pumkin in both raw and cooked forms. The fruit of this plant contains large amounts of vitamins (A, P, K, C, E, D, C), amino acids, carbohydrates, fructose, glucose and minerals. Eating pumpkin has a positive effect on intestinal function, strengthens eyesight and the immune system, lowers cholesterol, removes excess fluid from the body. In folk medicine, the pumpkin is used for prevention of heart diseases, in the fight against excess weight, insomnia and many other diseases. Also, the pumpkin seeds are useful as anthelmintic and increasing virility drugs.

There are many ways to cook pumpkin. It can be marinated, baked, fried, juice and soup can be made from it. We offer a traditional dish of the Russian cuisine -a rice porridge baked in a pumpkin. The recipe is given below.

Rice porridge baked in a pumpkin

This dish is one of traditional dishes of the Russian cuisine.

To cook it, you will need the following ingredients:

Pumpkin rice (1 Cup)
sour cream (1 Cup)
butter (100 g)
ground cinnamon
sugar (1/4 Cup)
1 cup of raisins
5-6 whisked egg whites
Cooking methodс

1) Cut off the top of the pumpkin, clean it from the seeds and pulp, and make the pumkin rind 1.5 cm thick. Then take one cup of rice and boil it until it is semiprepared (for 10 minutes).

2) Mix in one container: rice, raisins, sour cream, sugar, whipped egg whites and mashed grated pumpkin flesh.

3) Fill the pumpkinwith the mixture, cover it with the cut pumkin top and put it in the oven for one hour at a temperature of 180 degrees.

After cooking the dish, leave it for some time. The whole pumkin can be served on a serving dish.с