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Acorn Squash with Wehani Rice & Pecan Stuffing

 

Leave meat out of the equation for dinner for this scrumptious dish that's perfect for the Autumn season.
49

Yield

6

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

90

min

Ready

100

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

3 medium acorn squash
mush
*
2 cups wehani rice
or rice blend
*
4 cups water
1 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
1 tablespoons margarine
or butter
*
1 cup carrots
diced
1 cup celery
diced
1 cup onions
diced
¼ teaspoon thyme
dried
*
½ teaspoon ginger
minced, fresh
*
2 tablespoons pecans
pieces
1 tablespoon orange zest
minced
1 x sea salt
*
1 x black pepper
freshly ground
*
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
or barley malt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
ground
*

Directions

Halve squash lengthwise. Seed, then steam for 20 minutes (squash will not be fully cooked). Set aside. (May be prepared one day ahead. Refrigerate.)

Bring water and tamari to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. (Rice may be cooked up to 2 days ahead; refrigerate until used.)

For Stuffing: In a large skillet, sauté carrots, celery, onion, thyme and ginger in margarine or butter until onions are golden. Thoroughly toss in pecans, orange zest and rice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside. (Stuffing may be prepared 1 day ahead and refrigerated.)

Put glaze ingredients into a small jar and shake vigorously to combine.

Keep refrigerated until ready to use. (Glaze may be prepared a day ahead.)

One hour before serving, preheat oven to 375℉ (190℃).

Mound stuffing mixture into each squash half to about 2 inches over top of squash. Place stuffed squash halves in a baking pan filled with ½ cup of water. Drizzle some glaze over stuffing and brush onto squash. Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes.

Drizzle remaining glaze over squash, and continue baking, uncovered, for another 20 minutes until glazed and lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Calories per serving: 326 Grams of fat: 5% fat calories: 14 Cholesterol: 0 mg. Grams of fiber: 5.8

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 274g (9.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 6924% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 204mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 74% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 3% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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