Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or love your meals with a side of bacon, you can’t deny that some vegan recipes are simply divine. Introducing this simple recipe for a stuffed squash with brown rice, mushrooms, and a whole lot of other delicious ingredients that make this meal a great contender for your next favorite fall treat.
For the squash:
- 4 small winter squash (about 1 ½ pounds each), like acorn squash, kabocha, or pie pumpkins
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
For the filling:
- 1 ¼ pounds mushrooms, diced
- 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or water
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1 cup diced shallots
- 1 cup chopped mixed herbs (parsley, chives, and chervil work great)
- ½ cup white vino
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- A pinch of cinnamon
Keep in mind that you can prep the rice and veggies for the filling a day or two ahead to save time. Just make sure to warm them before continuing with the recipe.
How to Make This Stuffed Squash Recipe
Step 1: Prepare the Squash
Once you’ve cut the squash in half and removed the seeds, rub olive oil on both sides of your squash “bowls.” Sprinkle salt and pepper. Roast the squash in a preheated oven at 400F for about 45 minutes total. Roast for half an hour with the squash halves placed cut-side down, then flip over and roast for another 15 minutes.
Step 2: Make the Rice Stuffing
Lightly toast the rice over medium heat with a tablespoon of olive oil until it gets a nice nutty fragrance. Then, add the broth or water to the pan and bring to a boil. Cook for about 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. In the meantime, sauté the shallot, celery, and carrot for about five minutes. Then, cook the mushrooms in batches to avoid overcrowding until they get a nice caramelized finish. Add oil to the pan for each batch.
Combine all veggies and rice together, stir in the garlic over medium-high, and add the vino. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
Step 3: Final Assembly
Scoop the squash flesh, blend it, and add it to the rice stuffing. Add salt, pepper, or cinnamon to taste. Stir in the fresh herbs and fill the squash halves. Sprinkle with chopped herbs and serve while still hot. Enjoy!
From vivid colors to bold layouts and textured designs, the world of bathroom tiles has something for everyone. According to interior designers, 2022 is going to be a year of bold and textured bathroom interiors — and olive green will be in high demand. Here are three trends to look out for if you are furnishing or renovating your bathroom this year!
1. Intense, Single-Colored Tiles
Drenched in color, bold and intense, your bathroom can be a true masterpiece. Designers urge you to go all-in and forget about tame colors and variating patterns. You can just pick a deep shade of red or blue or any other color that you love and go with it. If you choose smaller tiles for your single-colored bathroom, you will achieve what designers call a “color story in motion.” With smaller tiling, you don’t get a single flat color but rather a constellation of squares that catch the light in unique and different ways.
2. Triangular Green Bathroom Tiles
2022 is the year when boundaries continue to be pushed. The traditional square tile mold is no more. Feel free to break away from the classic shape and go for something mysterious, captivating, and incredibly versatile, like triangle tiles. Colored in shades of the blockbuster trend that green has become in recent months, your bathroom will have a wild yet earthy look to it.
3. Multiple Tile Configurations
Although we’re looking to the future, there’s nothing wrong about getting some ideas from the past, say designers. Minimalist, farmhouse, modern, and even transitional designs are all incorporating elements of the past this year, which means choosing multiple styles of tiles for your bathroom is a fantastic idea. Why confine yourself to just one style when you can add more and choose the ones that reflect your sense of style and personality? Don’t be afraid to mismatch shapes, colors, and even palettes.
The beauty of bathroom tiles is that they allow you to add character to a room you use every day. Whatever you choose, it’s important that you like it!