- 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
- 2-1/3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecan halves, toasted
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 4 medium acorn squash (about 22 ounces each)
- 3/4 cup water
- In a large saucepan, combine the rice with contents of seasoning mix, broth, sage and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 23-25 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is almost absorbed. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute celery and onion in oil until tender. Stir in cranberries, pecans and parsley. Remove from the heat. Stir in rice mixture.
- Cut squash in half widthwise. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. With a sharp knife, cut a thin slice from the bottom of each half so squash sits flat. Fill squash halves with about 1/2 cup rice mixture. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Pour water into pan.
- Coat one side of a large piece of heavy-duty foil with cooking spray. Cover pan tightly with foil, coated side down. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until squash is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews forWild Rice Stuffed Squash
"This was just OK -wasn't flavorful l enough. Out of the 6 people I served it to, only 3 liked it."
"iI've made these recipe many times over the last few years. Everyone I have made it for loves it."
"These were absolutely delicious! The cranberries and pecan halves gave this a very harvesty/Christmasy taste and they came out of the oven perfectly cooked."
"I am going to make this for dinner tonight with a few slices of pot roast and a savory gravy with the same seasonings as the stuffing. yum yum Darlene Hall"