Sunday, February 10, 2008

Stuffed Squash

This was my 9 year vegan anniversary meal and so much more delicious than I was expecting.

Stuffed Delicata:
1 delicata squash, cut in length and cleaned
1 yellow onion, diced small
1 carrot, diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Mirin
1/2 tart apple, diced
1 large chard leaf, chopped
1 cup rice, cooked
Spices like thyme, salt, pepper...
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Bake the squash until it's done, usually it's about as long as it tastes to do the rest.
Saute the onion until it's caramelized. Add the diced carrots and cook until tender. Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes. Deglaze the pan with a splash of mirin. Add the rice, and thyme, or other favorite spices. Keep cooking until the rice is cooked through.
When it's complete add the cheese and mix. Fill the holes of the squash and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Part of what makes this dish take so great is the small size of all the ingedients. It packs in the filling in the squash, which add extra flavor with the sweet onions, tart apples, and sweet squash. The cheese isn't necessary but it adds to the texture.


Jamie said...

I just have to say Wow. Nine vegan years is really inspirational. Congratulations! and your dinner looks delicious.

Emmie said...

Nine years! That's so awesome :)

And that stuffed squash looks delectable.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

That looks SO good & happy anniversary!
Are you coming to San Francisco soon? We should grab a meal or a Maggie Mudd sundae!

Cakespy said...

WOW! Happy anniversary. What a nice way to celebrate, this looks really tasty.

Good-Dees said...

Holy seitan Batman! 9 years!
you were a mere pup when you made such a wise decision! Congrates!
Your food always looks so yummy too!

pavotrouge said...

looks good! happy vegananiversary!

VeggieGirl said...

happy anniversary - such a great thing to celebrate, for sure!! that squash looks HEAVENLY.

VeganFabulous said...

Congratulations!!! I will honor your celebration by making that recipe!

vegan blog tracker said...

Wow, 9 years? That's fantastic! Congrats!

amanda i. said...

mmm...squash is yummy.

Nan said...

I just discovered your blog and it's great! Can't wait to try some of your recipes! Thanks!

Webly said...

Thanks everyone!