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Black Rice with Butternut Squash

A recipe for black rice with butternut squash. It is a wonderful side dish made with nutty black rice, butternut squash, onion, walnuts, and a simple dressing.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Renee

Ingredients

For the rice and butternut squash

  • 1 cup uncooked black rice
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1 small red onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

Instructions

For the rice and butternut squash

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook rice according to package instructions. Drain if needed, and place in a large bowl to cool to room temperature.
  3. While the rice is cooking, peel and seed squash and cut into bite-sized cubes. Place cubes on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Slice onion and cut slices into 1-inch pieces. Place onions on the baking sheet with the squash.
  5. Sprinkle cumin, ginger, salt, and pepper over the squash and onions.
  6. Drizzle olive oil on top and toss to coat. Spread out squash and onions to a single layer.
  7. Roast until squash is tender, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  8. Toast walnuts by spreading them on another baking sheet and bake until fragrant, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  9. Add squash, onions, walnuts, and parsley to the bowl with the rice.
  10. Pour dressing on top and gently toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

For the dressing:

  1. Whisk together oil, vinegar, and maple syrup in a small bowl.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for black rice with butternut squash. It is a wonderful side dish made with nutty black rice, butternut squash, onion, walnuts, and a simple dressing.