Hubble bubble pumpkin pot

Hubble bubble pumpkin pot

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(9 ratings)

Ready in 35-45 minutes


Serves 4 hungry trick or treaters

Get your kids to help you cook this simple pumpkin, bacon and rice dish - you can make in the microwave too

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal478
  • fat22g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs58g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein16g
  • salt3.74g


  • 2 leeks, thickly sliced and washed to remove any grit



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 8 rashers smoked bacon, chopped
  • 350g/12oz pumpkin flesh, cut into chunks (or use butternut squash)



    Pumpkins are the most famous of all the winter squashes, and are most associated with Halloween…

  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 250g long grain rice


  1. Hubble. Toss the leeks, bacon and pumpkin together in a large microwaveable bowl. Dot the butter on top and cover the bowl with cling film or a plate. Pierce the cling film a couple of times if using and microwave on High for 5 minutes until everything’s hot and starting to cook.

  2. Bubble. While the veg is cooking, bring a kettleful of water to the boil and make 700ml/11⁄4 pints stock using the cube. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave and uncover, watching out for the hot steam. Tip in the rice and season with salt and pepper, then pour in the stock and stir to mix.

  3. Worth the trouble. Cover the bowl with a fresh piece of cling film or the same plate and microwave on High for 10 minutes. Uncover and give it a stir, then microwave for 5-10 minutes until the rice is cooked. Leave to stand for 5 minutes before giving everything a final stir. Serve scooped straight from the bowl.

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31st Oct, 2011
Extremely tasty considering how easy it was to make! I thought it might be a bit bland and watery all cooking together in the microwave but not at all, it was totally delicious and I will definitely be making it again! The rice was really light and fluffy and the bacon, leek and stock adds a lot of flavour :)
24th Oct, 2010
Quick and easy supper. The most difficult bit was cutting up the pumpkin (which was enormous!) from the allotment. We added the bacon at the end, to cater for the veggie in the family - for whom we replaced the bacon with grated cheese.
31st Oct, 2008
Nice, tasty budget supper. If you've got the end of a ham joint works quite well with that too.
22nd Oct, 2008
Really easy, quick, cheap and tasty!!! What more could you ask for?!!! Loved by ALL the family!!!!
31st Oct, 2007
Wow this really works. Lovely hearty dish for cold winter nights. Spooky!
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