This Butternut Squash and Apple Autumn Rice is a very simple dish with an unpretentious autumnal flavor profile that can be enjoyed either as a side dish or as a hearty vegan meal.
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Butternut Squash and Apple Autumn Rice

This Butternut Squash and Apple Autumn Rice is a very simple dish with an unpretentious autumnal flavor profile that can be enjoyed either as a side dish or as a hearty vegan meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 as a side dish
Calories 335kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or saute pan set over medium heat. Add the onion, salt and pepper and cook until soft and slightly caramelized, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the cubed butternut squash and continue cooking for a few minutes, then add the apple juice, deglaze the pan well and decrease heat to medium-low. Cover loosely and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the squash is tender and all the juice has evaporated.
  • Add cooked rice and apple, stir well and continue cooking until the apple and rice are well heated through, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in pumpkin seeds and chopped sage; serve without delay.

Notes

*You'll need about 1 cup of dry rice to get the required amount of cooked rice. 

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 9325IU | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.4mg