Healthy Lamb and Brown Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe Video


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 20 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings6
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1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 170 degrees C.

3. In a large skillet, over high heat, combine ground lamb, onion, garlic, thyme, basil and mustard. Sauté until lamb is browned and onion is soft.
4. Add the rice into the mixture and sauté until mixed well.
5. Stuff the acorn halves with the lamb-rice mixture.
6. Season with salt and pepper.
7. Place the stuffed acorns on a foil lined baking sheet.
8. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes until the squash is tender.

9. Serve warm. You can top the squash with parmesan cheese if you like.

Editors Review

This really is a recipe that’s greater than the sum of its parts. You will love the way the flavors seep deep into the soft, sweet flesh of the squash. What a great cold weather meal. This healthy stuffed acorn squash recipe is an example of an edible vessel that is fit for the holiday season. The stuffing is very easy, as is the cooking method and it's completely heart healthy and low in fat. As far as the ingredients go, this will work with any meat, but please keep in mind you’ll want to adjust your seas