Gluten-free and Vegan, this cozy and nourishing side dish is as perfect for a holiday as it is for every day!
Baked Wild Rice with Veggies
Simple, Savory & Hearty but not heavy!
Whether you are looking for a fresh tasting and lighter holiday side dish or just a new dish to get you through the week, this is for you.
This dish is simple (just 5 main ingredients), savory and hearty but not heavy.
Spiced and roasted butternut squash, sautéed mushrooms and wild rice all baked together and then tossed with fresh parsley and salted cashews.
A perfect complement to so many dishes!
It’s fresh tasting and delicious without being overly flavored– which makes is a perfect accompaniment to so many other dishes and a nice contrast to all the other rich foods we often find ourselves eating this time of year.
All you need is butternut squash, mushrooms, wild rice, salted cashews, parsley and a few spices.
And it comes together quickly.
First you cook the rice in a large pot of water and while the rice cooks, you roast the butternut squash.
While the rice cooks and squash is in the oven, you saute the mushrooms.
Then all you do is mix the cooked rice, roasted squash and sauteed mushrooms together in a large baking dish and bake for 20 minutes!
When it’s out of the oven, you toss with salted cashews and fresh parsley.
Recipe adapted from my mother’s friend, the original recipe did not include butternut squash and is equally delicious if you love mushrooms like we do!
I just happen to like the additional pop of color with the squash as well.
It’s pretty and festive!
Hope you love it as much as we do!
Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you try.
Gluten-free and Vegan, this Baked Wild Rice dish is nourishing, tasty and hearty but not heavy. With just 5 main ingredients, it's super easy to make and it's not overly flavored making it a perfect accompaniment to other dishes. And it makes a large quantity so it's perfect as a holiday side dish, meal prep idea or just feeding a crowd. NOTE: The original recipe did not include butternut squash and is equally delicious!
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Side dish, Veggies, Holiday Dish, Fall
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serves: 8 servings
2 cups wild rice, rinsed (I used a gluten -free wild rice blend from Lundberg)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1 lb carton cubed squash or approximately 3-4 cups
1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil (for squash)
1 teaspoon cumin (for squash)
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (for squash)
3-4 tablespoons Olive Oil (for mushrooms)
1 12 oz package mushrooms, sliced, approximately 3 cups
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
½ cup salted cashews, whole or chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, cumin and paprika. Add cubed squash and toss to coat.
Place squash on parchment paper in a single layer and bake for 35-40 minutes or until tender and a little crispy around the edges.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees after removing squash.
While Squash Roasts, cook Rice
Bring a large pot of salted water (1 teaspoon) to a boil. Add rice and cook for 30 minutes, until firm, not mushy. Drain and set aside.
While Squash and Rice cook, Saute Mushrooms
In a medium saute pan, heat 3-4 tablespoons olive oil until shimmering not burning. Add mushrooms and saute 10-15 minutes or until soft and tender. Set aside in the saute pan, you will want to add the mushrooms along with the oil to the rice.
Toss together and bake
Preheat oven to 350 if not already there.
In a large baking dish add cooked rice, sautéed mushrooms with the extra olive oil in the pan and roasted squash. Toss together and bake 20 minutes.
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