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wild-rice-acorn-squash recipe

Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 05:40:36 -0700
From: Kathleen (schuller@ix.netcom.com)

I made this wonderful dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas last year.  It is
so much better than the turkey I made for my family. 

                     *  Exported from  MasterCook  *

                        Wild Rice and Acorn Squash

Recipe By     : Steven Raichlen, Prevention Magazine (Oct/96) Modified
Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :2:15
Categories    : Main Dishes, Vegetarian          Vegetables

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   4      small         acorn squash -- halved widthwise
   1 1/2  cups          wild rice
   2      tablespoons   sherry
     1/2  cup           chopped onion
   3      stalks        celery -- chopped
   3      cloves        garlic -- minced
   1      each          green bell pepper -- diced
   1      each          red bell pepper -- diced
   1      each          apple -- diced
   1      cup           corn kernels
     1/4  cup           chopped fresh herbs
     1/3  cup           grated nonfat Parmesan
                        ground black pepper

HERBAL CHOICES: thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, chives.
Preheat oven to 350F. Cut a 1/4-inch slice off ends of squash halves to
prevent wobbling.  Remove seeds.  Bake, open side down, on a lightly
sprayed baking sheet until soft (40 min.). Cool.

Rinse rice. Place in a medium pot with water to cover by 4 inches.  Bring
to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until tender (1 hour).  Add
water as needed to keep rice from drying. Drain well.

Heat sherry  in a large non-stick skillet. Add onions, celery, garlic and
peppers and cook over medium heat until browned (5 min.). Stir in apple and
corn and cook until apple loses rawness (3 minutes). Add rice and herbs and
cook for 1 min. Stir in cheese and ground pepper to taste. 

Spoon rice mixture into a shallow baking dish and nestle squash halves into
it, filling each with some rice mixture. Bake at 400F for 10 to 15 minutes.
Serves 4.

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