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Forbidden Rice with Roasted Acorn Squash

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An elegant black and orange rice dish for Halloween. Sophisticated enough for the grown-ups and fun enough for the kids!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter (or Use Oil For Vegan)
  • 2 whole Shallots, Peeled And Chopped
  • 1-½ cup Black Rice (sometimes Called Black Sticky Rice Or Purple Rice) Or Wild Rice
  • 1 whole Acorn Squash, Peeled, Seeded, Diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 cup Pecan Pieces
  • 1 whole Orange, Zested
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • Salt And Pepper

Preparation

Set a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and shallot and saute for 2 minutes. Then add the rice and toss to coat the rice in butter. Add the appropriate amount of water as directed on the rice package for 1 1/2 cups of rice (this will vary between 3-4 cups depending on the variety of rice). Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, cover the pan and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, stir it, lower the heat to medium-low, cover the pan and simmer until cooked through. Make sure that you follow the cook time as directed on the rice package.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450 F. Toss the peeled and diced acorn squash in oil and spread over a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Turn it and spread the acorn squash again and roast for another 10 minutes. In the last 2-3 minutes of cook time, sprinkle the pecans over the acorn squash so the pieces can toast.

Once the rice and roasted acorn squash are ready, toss them into a serving bowl, add orange zest and thyme and toss to combine. Then add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature!

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almostdomesticgoddess on 10.22.2012

I can’t wait to bring this to Thanksgiving! A remedy for the same-old sides!

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angela radke on 10.25.2012

This is an easy recipe that complimented the yellow fin tuna nicely. Will definitely do it again.

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