Brown Rice & Pumpkin Casserole in Banana Leaves – Vegan Recipe

This great tasting Whole Foods/Plant Based recipe is super fast and simple to make, and it will do your body good.

Full of nutrition and lots of flavor… this dish might become one of your favorites.

Brown Rice and Pumpkin Casserole

Brown Rice and Pumpkin Casserole


2 – Cups Cooked Organic Brown Rice… Cook in Veggie Broth

3 – Cups of Chopped Pumpkin… you can leave the skin on if you like, will not make a difference

2 – Cups of Black Olives

Enough Low Sodium Veggie Broth to add to blender to blend

2 – Cups of Chopped Yellow Bell Pepper

3 – Cups of Chopped Organic Tomatoes

3 – Cloves of Garlic Minced

2 – Tablespoons of any kind of seasoning that you like, spicy old bay, could even be Italian, I am using just garlic here.

Salt and Pepper to Taste – use salt sparingly… but this dish does need some salt

Optional – Sprinkle on Nutritional Yeast on top just before baking.


Take cooked Brown Rice and add chopped raw pumpkin plus seasoning and garlic and add enough veggie broth to make the blender work properly… blend until smooth.

Before Baking

Before Baking

Then add chopped tomatoes, black olives, and yellow pepper and pour into a pan lined with banana leaves or parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees until firm with a nice brown crust on top or starts to have little cracks show up.

Remove from oven and let cool.

Cut into portions and serve with tomato wedges and any kind of green garnish you like.

Winter Squash contains Vitamin C a powerful antioxidant, lots of B vitamins for prenatal health and vital energy, magnesium for preventing migraines, tryptophan for getting a good nights rest, Vitamin K to prevent excessive clotting, copper and iron for anemia, zinc for boosting your immune system, potassium for water regulation, manganeses for lots of great things including helping with depression and strong bones, and a healthy dose of fiber to promote probiotic development… and thus boost your immune system.

Brown Rice compared to White Rice has a lot of health benefits. Brown Rice is full of Thiamine, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Vitamin K, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Brown Rice is rich in fiber, controls blood sugar and cholesterol, and works wonders for ulcers and diarrhea. Plus if you are debilitated it’s very easy to digest and contains needed nutrients for your bones, muscles, nails, hair, and teeth. Soak your Brown Rice in water for 30 minutes prior to cooking and it will cook faster.

Enjoy and Have Great Health My Friend!

Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Shambala Spiritual Transformation Institute, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas, and at www.paulhaider.comfeel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at Oct. show to be about “Something is About to Happen… and what to do about it”

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About Dr. Paul Haider

Dr. Paul Haider has been a Master Herbalist for over 25 years. Dr. Haider helps those looking for healing and realization. Dr. Haider has over 4,000 articles about natural health and spirituality, a radio show, and writes for many magazines including OM Times Magazine. Dr. Paul Haider - Contact him on his Website contact form at - and also on FB under Dr. Paul Haider
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