Rice Pilaf Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Looking for an easy Rice Pilaf Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe? Learn how to make Rice Pilaf Stuffed Acorn Squash using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by t_baby175

Makes 2 servings



Savory winter squash stuffed with brown rice pilaf. Perfect main course or served along side grilled steaks or chicken breasts.

Recipe Ingredients for Rice Pilaf Stuffed Acorn Squash

1 squash (4 inch dia) Squash, Winter, Acorn
2 medium stalk, raw Celery
2 medium raw Carrots
0.33 medium raw Onion Yellow
0.5 tbsp Unsalted Butter
1 dash Pepper, Black
2 tsp Nutmeg, Ground
2 tsp Ginger, Ground
0.75 cup Vegetable Stock
0.25 cup Rice, Brown, Medium-grain
0.5 oz (20 halves) Pecans

Recipe Directions for Rice Pilaf Stuffed Acorn Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut acorn squash in half through the stem end. Remove seeds and strings. Peel and course chop carrots, celery and onion. Use 1/2 of butter to rub inside and out of squash flesh and other 1/2 to coat remaining vegetables. Grind fresh cracked black pepper over all veggies and lightly season squash only with nutmeg and ginger. Arrange squash in a shallow baking dish with flesh side up. Arrange other veggies in dish to help support squash. Add 1/4 cup of vegetable stock to bottom dish and bake approx. 35 min. or until vegetables are tender.

  2. Once vegetables are in the oven, bring 1/2 cup of veggie stock and 1/4 cup brown rice to boil. Continue cooking according to package instructions. Finish rice with chopped pecans.

  3. When veggies are fully roasted, remove from oven and stuff squash cavity with rice pilaf. Serve carrots, celery and onion as side dish.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Side Dish, Roast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 494.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
319
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
4.0g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
368mg
15%
Potassium
1361mg
39%
Total Carbohydrates
57.2g
19%
Dietary Fiber
8.7g
35%
Sugars
8.9g
Protein
6.6g
Vitamin A 289% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 13% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
92% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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