Thursday, April 25, 2013

Good Taste: acorn squash & wild rice casserole



Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Casserole via homework | carolynshomework.comWhen we think about casseroles, we, or at least I, usually remember the wonderful casseroles that my mom used to make. One-dish wonders that were creamy and oh-so good. Cooking styles have evolved and so have casseroles. Oh, don’t get my wrong, I still love an old-fashioned comfort food casserole. But there are so many new ingredients and ideas for casseroles these days.




Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Casserole via homework | carolynshomework.comI found a recipe for an Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Casserole here and had to make it. I changed up a few things from the original recipe – that’s what I love about casserole recipes, you can change up the ingredients to suit your taste. Not a fan of squash, use zucchini – don’t love wild rice, use plain rice.


Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Casserole via homework | carolynshomework.comI created a recipe card below but here are a few of the steps. Dice an acorn squash and roast in olive oil and seasoning. Set aside.

Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Casserole via homework | carolynshomework.comSauté shallots, garlic and sage – I used Country Crock instead of butter. Add the rice blend and water and cook. Combine the cooked rice with the squash and bake.


Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Casserole via homework | carolynshomework.com




Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Casserole via homework | carolynshomework.com


Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Casserole via homework | carolynshomework.comGrab a fork and dig in. The roasted acorn squash is full of flavor and pairs wonderfully with the rice blend.


Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Casserole via homework | carolynshomework.comAnd since I used Country Crock in my recipe, I’m entering this dish in the Country Crock Stars Contest. The grand prize is $5,000 and a trip for two to New York. All you have to do is share a photo of your favorite casserole, and share in 100 words how you demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in the kitchen. Have you been creative in the kitchen lately? Enter the Country Crock Stars Contest for your chance to win.



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12 comments:

  1. This looks really good, Carolyn. I love squash, all kinds, maybe because it is so colorful and versatile. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

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  2. This looks quite yummy! I love squash.

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  3. Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious! Might have to try this soon.

    -Erin @ DIY on the Cheap

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  4. This looks so good!! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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  5. Oh wow. That looks fabulous! Can you come over and make me some? I'm a terrible cook. :)

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  6. Looks so delish! I love acorn squash! I'll try this recipe for sure!

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  7. Oh yum! This looks delicious - can't wait to try it.

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  8. What a beautiful, delicious dish!

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  9. Looks delectable (I love that word!) Carolyn!

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  10. This recipe is so unique and sounds like a perfect fall dish. Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely have to try this recipe out!

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