Stuffed Squash

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn or small butternut squash
  • 1 (6 ounce) box wild rice mix

Instructions

  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise, clean out, and discard seeds.
  2. Bake the squash, cut side down, on a greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes, until soft when pierced.
  3. Prepare rice mix and set aside.
  4. Remove cooked squash from pan, let cool slightly, then scoop out some of the squash, leaving about a half-inch of squash to create a shell. Mix the scooped out squash with the rice and add your choice of the following ingredients, using 1/4 cup measure as a guide:

    Diced apples, pears, or peaches
    Grated carrot
    Finely chopped celery, zucchini, onions, or scallions
    Raisins
    Chopped cranberries
    Hulled, unsalted sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
    Chopped walnuts or pecans, lightly toasted
    Chopped sun-dried tomatoes
    Fresh or frozen corn or peas
    Chopped spinach
    Diced tofu, tempeh, or seitan
    Cooked, drained beans
    Diced, cooked sweet potatoes

  5. Fill each squash half with a generous amount of filling. Cover and bake for another 20 to 30 minutes if using raw ingredients. If ingredients are precooked or do not require extra cooking, just fill and serve.

Yield: 4 servings