Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

This dish is delicious every time I make it.  I use whatever ingredients sound good to me so feel free to use any variation you can think of.

Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

Vegetarian stuffed rice.

Ingredients

  • Acorn Squah, halved and seeds scooped out
  • Wild Rice, 1 cup uncooked
  • Onion, chopped finely
  • Garlic, minced (4 cloves)
  • Mushrooms, diced (~1/2 cup)
  • Celery, diced (2 stalks)
  • Dried Cherries, diced (unsweetened!!!)
  • Slivered Almonds, lightly chopped (~1/4 cup)
  • Parsley, chopped (~1/4 cup)
  • Fresh Oregano, ~4 tbsp
  • Thyme, dried ~ 1 tsp
  • S&P
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Cook the wild rice according to package and set it aside.
  2. Cook the squash in a 350 preheated oven cut side down on a baking sheet for ~30 minutes, or until just tender and set aside.
  3. Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil. Add the celery and mushrooms and cook until just tender. Add the oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Then add the dried cherries, almonds, and wild rice. Mix well, taste, and season more if necessary.
  4. Stuff the squash with the rice suffing. I tend to make way more rice than will fit into the squash so I layer the dish around the squash with the rice too. I choose to bake these in a square pyrex dish since the corners are good for holding the squash upright. I like how the stuffing gets a bit crunchy in the oven and it great for lunch left overs.
  5. Drizzle a bit more olive oil over the rice and bake in the oven for another ~15 minutes. Sometime I low broil it for the last few minutes to get a brown top.
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2 thoughts on “Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

  1. kapnk9

    Me notices cherries are an ingredient, Shteyndl. I would only like to add that our attitude in these trying times should be like the lyrics from that song by Henderson, DeSylva & Brown from 1931:

    Life is just a bowl of cherries
    Don’t take it serious,
    Life’s too mysterious
    You work,
    You save,
    You worry so
    But you can’t take your dough
    When you go, go, go

    So keep repeating “It’s the berries.”
    The strongest oak must fall
    The sweet things in life
    To you were just loaned
    So how can you lose
    What you’ve never owned

    Life is just a bowl of cherries
    So live and laugh,
    Laugh and love
    Live and laugh at it all!

    So keep repeating “It’s the berries.”
    The strongest oak must fall
    The sweet things in life
    To you were just loaned
    So how can you lose
    What you’ve never owned

    Life is just a bowl of cherries
    So live and laugh, aha!
    Laugh and love
    Live and laugh,
    Laugh and love,
    Live and laugh at it all!

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