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Acorn Squash with Wehani Rice and Pecan Stuffing

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 3 Acorn squash
  • 2 c Wehani rice or rice blend
  • 4 c Water
  • 1 tb Tamari
  • 1 tb Soy margarine or butter
  • 1 c Carrot, diced
  • 1 c Celery, diced
  • 1 c Onion, diced
  • 1/4 ts Dried thyme
  • 1/2 ts Fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tb Pecan pieces
  • 1 tb Orange zest, minced
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


1 c Orange juice
1 tb Honey or barley malt
1/4 ts Cinnamon

Halve squash lengthwise. Seed, then steam for 20 minutes (squash will not
be fully cooked). Set aside. (May be prepared one day ahead.

Bring water and tamari to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high
heat. Add rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered,
until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. (Rice may be cooked up to 2
days ahead; refrigerate until used.)

For Stuffing: In a large skillet, saute carrots, celery, onion, thyme and
ginger in margarine or butter until onions are golden. Thoroughly toss in
pecans, orange zest and rice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove
from heat and set aside. (Stuffing may be prepared 1 day ahead and

Put glaze ingredients into a small jar and shake vigorously to combine.
Keep refrigerated until ready to use. (Glaze may be prepared a day ahead.)

One hour before serving, preheat oven to 375 F. Mound stuffing mixture
into each squash half to about 2 inches over top of squash. Place stuffed
squash halves in a baking pan filled with 1/2 cup of water. Drizzle some
glaze over stuffing and brush onto squash. Cover with foil and bake 20

Drizzle remaining glaze over squash, and continue baking, uncovered, for
another 20 minutes until glazed and lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Calories per serving: 326 Grams of fat: 5 % fat calories: 14 Cholesterol: 0
mg. Grams of fiber: 5.8

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