Rice and Apple “Stuffed” Acorn Squash
Now here’s a fall recipe if I ever did see one!
Nature’s medley for sure 🙂
And this one is particularly awesome because it’s so easy and super healthy.
And easy+healthy in my books, is king.
I’m loving squash lately – everything from butternut to spaghetti, to now acorn.
It’s only been the last year of so that I’ve come to get to know these humble nutritional powerhouses better.
I love how they are super versatile, have so much fresh taste (especially when local) and they’re inexpensive!
I’m so glad I’ve branch out and really gotten into them.
Of course I also love that they have major healthy carbohydrates, including a whack of fibre, and they are a whole food.
Especially when you focus on fibre.
This dish is perfect for pairing with a protein of some sort (chicken or fish) plus a green veggie – say some broccoli or a spinach salad.
It doesn’t have to be fancy, but if you want to reverse your prediabetes, you’ve got to get in major nutrition each and every day, including healthy carbs.
And this recipe is a simple one to add to your repertoire to help you do just that 🙂
I hope you love it.
- 1 cup wild or brown rice
- 2 small acorn squash, halved and cored
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 small finely chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 celery stocks, diced
- 2 large apples, diced (leave peel on)
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 1. Cook rice according to package instructions
- 2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- 3. Brush inside of each squash half with some canola oil
- 4. Place squash, cut side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a re-useable baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until soft.
- 5. Five minutes before squash is done, prepare the "stuffing". In a nonstick skillet, saute onion, garlic, celery in 1 tsp of canola oil.
- 6. Then add apple and cook for 2 minutes. Add rice and thyme to the pan and stir to combine.
- 7. Remove squash from oven and stuff with the rice mixture. Serve.
- Instead of brown rice, you could substitute any whole grain, like basmati rice or try a a medley like I do sometimes.