Fall Harvest Rice Bowl

Filled with seasonal flavors and vegetables, this Harvest Bowl recipe with Basmati Rice, squash, apple and maple syrup makes a tasty fall-inspired dish.

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Fall Harvest Rice Bowl

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 4 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 14 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 4 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 14 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen butternut squash, diced
  • 1/2 cup apple, diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  • Feast on this Harvest Bowl Packed with seasonal vegetables and aromatic Basmati Rice for a fall flavored feast!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine squash, apple, water and rosemary. Microwave on High for 2 to 3 mins or until squash is tender.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, in small microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and maple syrup. Microwave on High for 30 secs to 1 min or until butter is melted; whisk until well combined.

    Step 4

  • Mix butter-maple mixture into squash mixture. Spoon over rice.

    Recipe Tip

    As a variation, stir 1 tbsp finely chopped pecans and 1 tbsp dried cranberries into rice along with squash and apples before serving. Or sprinkle over top as a garnish.


Even when the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, there’s something to look forward to: those irresistible flavors of fall. The sweetest of the winter squashes, butternut squash is both filling and flavorful. For a delicious dish that can be whipped up in 5 minutes flat, this sweet Butternut Squash and Chicken Rice is packed with all those flavors you’re craving. We can´t get enough Squash and Other Fall Ingredients, and with one bite of any of our recipes, you’ll understand why!

Maple Mania

From the changing leaves to the nutty aroma, maple signifies the changing seasons. While it may seem strange to mix this sweet sap with rice, no one would bat an eye when considering the pairings with the other fall ingredients – butternut squash, apple, rosemary. Think of Minute® Rice as the fluffy, protein-packed canvas for masterpiece that is your meal. Our Basmati Rice will not only absorb all the flavors of your dish but also leave you feeling satisfied!

Choose the maple syrup – golden, amber, dark or very dark– with the flavor intensity you’re looking for as darkest, most mature syrup will have the strongest maple flavor. Store opened syrup in the fridge. If you are a fair-weathered — or fall weathered — friend of maple, opt for a glass bottle as they last a couple years. On the other hand, plastic bottles can be stored for 4 months maximum.

Looking for a super easy weeknight dish? Try our cheesy chicken rice casserole.


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