Fall Harvest Rice Bowl

Made with basmati rice, squash, apple and maple syrup this Fall Harvest Rice Bowl makes a tasty, seasonal dish.

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Fall Harvest Rice Bowl

Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 4 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 7 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 4 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 1/2 cup frozen, diced butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  • Dig into this Fall Harvest Rice Bowl, packed with seasonal vegetables and aromatic basmati rice, for a full-flavored feast!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, in a 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

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

    Recipe Tip

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


Even when the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, there’s something to look forward to: the 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 the flavors you’re craving. We can’t get enough of Squash and Other Fall Ingredients, and with one bite of any of our recipes, you’ll understand why!

Maple Mania

While it may seem strange to mix this sweet sap with rice, no one would bat an eye when considering pairing maple syrup with the other fall ingredients used here – butternut squash, apple, and rosemary. Think of Minute® Rice as the fluffy, protein-packed canvas for the 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 will have the strongest maple flavor. Store opened syrup in the fridge, where it will last for a year.

Looking for a super easy weeknight dish? Try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.


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