Heathly Recipe: Healthy and Festive Holiday Squash
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Here's a very festive take on acorn squash, but you can also use a pumpkin or a couple of butternut squashes!
Recipe type: Vegetable Side
  • The largest acorn squash you can find.
  • 1 cup home made chicken stock
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • cranberries, celery, onion, nuts, apples, and all the spices and other ingredients that you normally add to your favorite turkey stuffing.
  1. Preparation:
  2. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash cut side up in a baking dish with just enough water to barely cover the bottom of the dish.
  3. Cover and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  4. While the squash is baking, bring your chicken stock to a boil, add the rice, fruit, nuts and spices then, lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
  5. Next, take your soft but not quite done squash out, fill each half with the rice stuffing and return to the oven for 15-20 more minutes until it's done.
  6. You will find that your whole kitchen smells wonderful, in addition to having a pretty vegetable dish for your holiday table!
Recipe by Francesca Kotomski at https://francescakotomski.com/all-posts/heathly-recipe-healthy-and-festive-holiday-squash/