This is one of my top five recipes, period. It’s the perfect fall meal. To save time, make the rice and butter while the squash is cooking. Yams may also be used in place of the kabocha.
Wild Rice With Kabocha Squash and Sage Butter [Vegan]
- 1 pound kabocha squash (about 1⁄2 medium squash)
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil + 1 tbsp, divided
- 1⁄2 cup wild rice
- 1⁄2 cup brown rice
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 tbsp chopped fresh sage, packed
- 1 tbsp minced shallots
- 1⁄2 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the squash in half, then scoop out and discard the seeds.
- Use 1 tbsp coconut oil to brush the cut areas of the squash lightly, and place the cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake for 40–45 minutes or until soft when pierced with a fork.
- When cool enough to handle, cut into 1-inch chunks (skin may be left on for extra flavor and nutrition or disposed of). Keep warm.
- To make the rice, combine the two types of rice and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and let simmer, covered until done.
- Meanwhile, blend 3 tbsp coconut oil, sage, shallots, and salt in a food processor until smooth.
- In a large pan, heat the sage butter mixture over medium-low heat for 1 minute.
- Add the rice and toss to combine, and cook for 1 minute longer while stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and carefully fold in the squash.
- To save time, make the rice and butter while the squash is cooking. - Yams can also be used in place of the kabocha.