Acorn Squash with Harvest Rice Stuffing

4
Easy
Appetizers

Characteristics

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

300
Calories
5 g
Protein
44 g
Carbs
6 g
fiber
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Nutritional Facts

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  • Amount For Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 300
  • Lipides 13 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium  320 mg
  • Carbs 44 g
    • fiber  6 g
  • Protein 5 g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt, divided
  • 2 tbsp 930 mL) melted butter, divided
  • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup (975 mL) chopped walnut halves
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped dried and sweetened cranberries
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) long grain and wild rice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh thyme, divided
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) water

Method

        
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Combine brown sugar and half the salt and half the butter in a small bowl. Place acorn squash halves cut side up on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush the butter mixture inside squash. Tent squash with foil and roast for 1 hour or until squash is tender when pricked with a fork.
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  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a medium saucepan and sauté onion for 2 min. over medium heat. Stir in garlic, walnuts, cranberries, rice, half the thyme, the remaining salt, and pepper and sauté for another minute.
  4. Add water and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook on low for 20 to 25 min. or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove cooked squash from oven and stuff with cooked rice mixture. Drizzle each half with the remaining butter, and sprinkle with thyme. Tent with foil again and return to oven for 5 min, then serve.

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