French: Pumpkin Tian

Tian de potiron
Pumpkin Tian

• 2 lbs pumpkin, peeled, seeded and diced (butternut squash makes a nice substitute)
• 3 TBS olive oil
• 1 onion minced
• 2/3 cups cooked rice
• ½ cup freshly grated swiss or Parmesan cheese
• 1 egg beaten
• 1 teas. salt
• freshly ground pepper
• 2 TBS bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1. Heat oil in large frying pan and cook onion until tender – 8 to 10 minutes.

2. Add the pumpkin and cook for 10 minutes. Stirring occassionally. Remove from heat, allow to cool.

3. Blend cheese, rice, parsley, egg, salt, and pepper, and combine with pumpkin and onion.

4. Oil a shallow baking dish. Spread mixture into dish.

5. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top. Drizzle with 1 TBS olive oil.

6. Bake for 20 minutes and serve immediately.

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