Save on Pinterest

Butternut Squash with Whole Grains

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

12 servings

Fresh thyme really shines in this hearty slow-cooked side dish featuring tender butternut squash, nutritious whole grain pilaf and vitamin-packed baby spinach. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Butternut Squash with Whole Grains Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 3 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup uncooked whole grain brown and red rice blend
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach

Directions

  1. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 8 ingredients. Stir in broth.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until grains are tender. Stir in spinach before serving.
Note: This recipe was tested with RiceSelect Royal Blend whole grain Texmati brown and red rice with barley and rye. Look for it in the rice aisle.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 97 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

Recommended Video