Monday, September 13, 2010

RECIPE: Delicata Squash Stuffed with Curried Wild Rice

From Vegetarian Times, November 2003
Serves 6.

3 delicata squash, halved and seeded
2 Tbs. butter or margarine
½ cup minced onion
2 tsp. curry powder
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ cup raisins
½ cup chopped cashews
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and minced
1 cup cooked wild rice
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup mango chutney

1. Preheat oven to 350o F.

2. Place squash halves cut side down on baking sheet. Bake about 20 minutes, just until squash is not quite cooked through. Remove from oven, and set aside until second baking.

3. Heat butter in large saucepan over medium heat, and add onions. Sauté onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add curry, cayenne, black pepper and cinnamon, and toss well. Add raisins, cashews and apples, and continue cooking until apples are soft. Add rice, yogurt and chutney, and toss well.

4. Divide curried vegetables equally between squash halves. Bake squash 25 minutes, or until squash is tender and stuffing is heated through.

NOTE: To serve 4, make the full amount of curried rice; to serve 2,
halve the curried rice ingredients. Any type of rice works – a wild rice
blend such as Lundberg’s is especially good. Any extra rice can be
served on its own as a side dish. Pecans or walnuts can be used in
place of cashews.

Submitted by Lisa Bretherick

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