Monday, April 4, 2011

Moroccan Inspired Stuffed Acorn Squash

مرحبا أصدقاء!
Today, I have a delicious Morrocan inspired dish for all of you. Give it a chance and love will follow!

المقادير :
  • 1 large- medium sized acorn squash
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 1 box of almond Rice pilaf mix by Near East- you may also use couscous or plain rice
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
(1 acorn squash = 2 servings due to it being halved)

دعونا نبدأ!
  1. Cut the acorn squash in half and empy out all of the seeds from the center of the squash to leave a minature sized bowl. * Save the seeds for roasting!
  2. Mist both squash halves with Pam with Olive oil of just regular olive oil and brush on some brown sugar. Place each half face down on a baking sheet. These go in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 *F (be sure that squash in tender before removing from the oven)
  3. While your squash is cooking- use this time to create your stuffing. You will first need to cook your rice pilaf. The preparation instructions are on the back of the box: http://www.neareast.com/#products/toastedalmondpilaf
  4.  Cooking the pilaf should take about 20-25 minutes. Once the rice has been cooked and fluffed you can add your raisins, brown sugar, salt and pepper for taste.
  5. Once your squash is tender you can take it out of the oven and scoop the pilaf stuffing in each half.
  6. Lastly, sprinkle chedder cheese onto the top of each halve of  stuffed acorn squash and pop it back in the over for an additional minute.
I hope that you enjoy this dish as much as I did! Don't be afraid to experiment and to add different spices and vegtables! I will be updating again soon but in the meantime- dig this:


وداعا
B.

2 comments:

  1. What a lovely blog you have here! Thanks for including the musics I always like to have the mood set when I think of cooking a recipe!

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  2. Thanks Megan!!
    My first comment!

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