1 lb corned beef or beef stew meat
1 1/2 lbs pumpkin, peeled & diced
2 turnips, diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 sprig parsley
1 sprig thyme
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup rice, washed (uncooked, not instant)
3/4 teaspoon pepper
2-4 teaspoons butter


In a saucepan, cover beef generously with water and boil over medium low heat, partially covered for 1 hour. Drain and chop beef into bite-sized pieces. In a saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil; add pumpkin, turnips, beef, onions, parsley, thyme, and 2 cloves garlic. Simmer until pumpkin is tender (15 minutes). Discard parsley and thyme. Transfer pumpkin to food processor with 1/4 cup stock and puree. Return to saucepan and heat through. Add milk, nutmeg, butter, and rice; cook until rice is tender (15-20 minutes). Season with salt and pepper, and mix in remaining garlic. Serve hot with a little butter in each bowl. Serves 4.