← Back to Search Results
roasting, stewing American
Acorn Squash with Porcini Mushroom Filling

Photo by: Kathryn Barnard
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

This is indeed an entree to be grateful for. The porcini mushrooms lend a hearty, rich flavor to the robust filling, which in turn provides a lovely contrast to the soft, sweet squash. The forbidden rice has a delectable nutty flavor and lovely stickiness that is key to this dish. Bon appétit!

Ingredients

  • 4 medium acorn squashes
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 3 cups water
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup forbidden rice (Chinese black rice)
  • 2 medium onions, sliced into very thin half moons
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups cooked butter beans or lima beans
  • 1 cup dried porcini mushrooms
  • ½ cup finely chopped Italian parsley, for garnish

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Begin by halving the squashes and scooping out their seeds. Place 1 teaspoon of the coconut oil in the center of each acorn half, and spread it to coat the inner surfaces. Cover each half with aluminum foil and bake for about 2 hours (depending on the size of your squash), or until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork.

3. While the squash cooks, in a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of the water to a boil with the salt. Add the rice, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender and all the water has been absorbed. Remove from the heat and set aside.

4. While the rice cooks, begin making the filling. In a very large sauté pan, add the onions, remaining 1 cup water, bouillon cubes, and garlic, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then add the reserved rice, tomatoes, beans, and mushrooms. Cover the pan and continue to simmer on low heat for 1½ hours, or until the mixture resembles a thick stew. Divide the filling among the piping-hot acorn squash halves. Garnish each half with a sprinkling of parsley. Bellissimo!


© 2011 Jennifer Katzinger

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

318kcal (16%)
87mg (4%)
62g
9g
6g (10%)
0g
4g (21%)
1g
1g
0mg (0%)
4g
9g
154mg
1357mg
86mcg RAE (3%)
53mg (88%)
123mg (12%)
4mg (24%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

hot-sour-salty-sweet Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
by Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
everyday-chinese-cooking Everyday Chinese Cooking
by Katie Chin, Leeann Chin
the-south-american-table-the-flavor-and-soul-of-authentic-home-cooking-from-patagonia-to-rio-de-janeiro-with-450-recipes The South American Table: T...
by Maria Baez Kijac
living-raw-food Living Raw Food
by Sarma Melngailis
american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
ice-creams-and-sorbets-cool-recipes Ice Creams and Sorbets: Coo...
by Lou Seibert Pappas
complete-book-of-indian-cooking-350-recipes-from-the-regions-of-india Complete Book of Indian Coo...
by Suneeta Vaswani
the-new-basics-cookbook The New Basics Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins, Julee Rosso
gluten-free-and-vegan-holidays Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays
by Jennifer Katzinger
jacques-torres-a-year-in-chocolate-80-recipes-for-holidays-and-special-occasions Jacques Torres' A Year in C...
by Judith Choate, Jacques Torres
new-american-table New American Table
by Marcus Samuelsson
a-bakers-odyssey A Baker's Odyssey
by Andrew Schloss
baked-explorations Baked Explorations
by Matt Lewis
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?