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Sweet Pumpkin and Rice Phyllo Pie

Thank you Evangelia Paparizou for this recipe!

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Peel the pumpkin and cut into 2 cm cubes. Put in a blender and chop but do not puree.
  • In a large pot, add enough water to fill it a little more than halfway and heat.
  • Right before it comes to a boil, add the chopped pumpkin. Boil for about 10-15 minutes, until it softens but does not turn to mush.
  • At the same time, boil the rice for 8 minutes in a saucepan with a generous amount of water. Drain.
  • When the pumpkin is ready, drain in a strainer. Press on it with a spoon to release excess water.
  • Place the same pot back on heat, but turn heat off. Add the pumpkin and the rice.
  • Whisk the eggs with a hand whisk.
  • Add the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Whisk.
  • Add the butter and the flour last. If the mixture seems a little too runny, add some more flour.
  • Brush 4 sheets of phyllo dough with oil. Brush each one separately and spread in baking pan.
  • Add the pumpkin-rice mixture and cover with another 3 sheets of phyllo, brushing each one with oil before adding to the pan.
  • Score the pie into pieces and bake for about 1 hour, until golden brown.
  • Serve with caster sugar and ground cinnamon.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
14 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
10 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
13 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
17 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
6 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
21 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
12 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
13 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.