Brown Rice & Veggie-Stuffed Acorn Squash

“Feel free to vary the veggies, depending on what you have in the fridge. Can't remember where I got this; it's delicious in the Fall or for a side for Thanksgiving! (Time does not include cooking rice)”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Cut each squash in half crosswise.
  3. Scoop out and discard seeds and strings. I.
  4. f necessary, trim bottom for squash to set level, and place on a rimmed baking sheet with cut side up.
  5. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 teas. nutmeg.
  6. Cover with foil and bake squash just until moist and tender about 45- 50 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in a large skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray over medium-high heat, add olive oil.
  8. When heated, add onion and garlic, if using, and celery.
  9. Cook 2 minutes and add carrots.
  10. Cover and cook 3 minutes.
  11. Add cranberries, sage, thyme, chopped pecans, and 1/2 teas. salt.
  12. Add cooked brown rice and mix well.
  13. Remove from heat and fill center of each acorn squash half.
  14. Return foil over top and return to oven for 15 minutes.
  15. Remove and top each filled squash half with Mozzarella.
  16. Return uncovered to oven and bake 5 more minutes.
  17. Top with chopped fresh parsley, to serve.

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