Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Ingredients and Preparation
Medium acorn squash
Reduced-sodium chicken stock
1 ½ cups
Walnuts, chopped and toasted
Scallions, finely chopped
Freshly ground pepper
2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
3. Drizzle a baking pan with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Cut squash lengthwise down the middle and remove seeds. Place face-down on the oiled pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until soft when pierced with a fork.
4. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions, but using the stock instead of water and omitting any added fat or salt. If no directions are available, follow these general directions: Bring 1 ½ cups broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add ½ cup rice and return to a boil; reduce heat and cover. Simmer over low heat for 40-50 minutes, or until rice is tender. Drain any excess liquid.
5. Transfer cooked rice to a large bowl. Mix in dried cranberries, walnuts, apple, and scallions. Season with freshly ground pepper to taste.
6. Fill prebaked squash halves with the rice mixture. Bake at 350°F until heated through, about 10 minutes.
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