This Whole Grain Medley Stuffed Squash with Miso Dressing is a great easy meal to enjoy all Winter long.
How are you feeling after Thanksgiving? I hope you had an awesome meal, and special time with loved ones. It was a mellow, quiet time for us. I loved it. We spent time together, ate tons of great food, and relaxed a lot. Usually we are making so much more food, and stressing a bit more than we may want to. We really took a look at that and decided to scale down and choose to be lazy.
I am a fan of the grains, as you already know. I could eat a bowl of these with nothing else, they are so filling, and so good. But I wanted health. I needed to put more greens, and vegetables in my body after the last week. And I don’t even eat more than one or two pieces of pie, if you can believe me! I just need these types of meals, my body craves them.
Whole Grain Medley Stuffed Squash with Miso Dressing
Makes 4 cups grain, and 4 squash stuffed
I used kobucha squash, and acorn squash for this recipe. I prefer the kobucha squash for ease of slicing in 1/2 for stuffing.
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Medley
3 cups chicken, or vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 medium squash, sliced in 1/2
1 bunch kale, washed, stemmed, torn into small pieces, about 6 cups
1 medium apple, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon white miso
pinch sugar, I use organic cane sugar
fine sea salt
fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
1. In a medium pot add grains, stock, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook for 1 hour until softened. While grains cook, place squash, sliced side face up, lightly drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in oven for 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven when fork tender
2. While squash and grains cook, add torn kale to a large bowl, drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Massage kale for a few minutes, until softened. Add chopped apples, toss to combine.
3. To make dressing, add olive oil, vinegar, and miso to a mason jar. Place on lid tightly, shake vigorously until well combined. Add to kale, toss to combine. Add cooked medley, toss to combine.
To assemble: Add a large serving to center of squash. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and parsley.
Beautiful. I wish you would have shown what kind of miso you use. There are just so many different varieties. But a great dish.
Any miso would be great, it will simply change the depth and nuances of flavor.
What a fabulous way to stuff an acorn squash! I was totally with you until the white miso – I have no idea what that is. But that’s fine – just an excuse to introduce another crazy ingredient to my family – or the other way around. Thanks
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Awesome! Ok, it is a fermented paste that can be found in all Asian grocers, and some box stores in the refrigerated section. It is has a deep umami flavor, so good any kid would love it too. Not too unusual when in dressings. I hope you love it! Store it in the freezer for long time usage.
This looks SO delicious! This is going on my Must Make list for the week; too excited to try it!
stunning photos, and this sounds so flavorful!
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Susan // the wimpy vegetarian
This is just gorgeous!!!! Just pinned it from Teaspoon on FB, but HAD to leave a comment. Can’t wait to make it!!
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aimee @ small eats
So much goodness here! I can’t wait to make this and try the Whole Grain Medley! It sounds amazing 🙂
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Lori @ RecipeGirl
Such a gorgeous dish for the holidays!
Jenn @ EngineerMommy.com
This is such a beautiful recipe for Fall. Sounds so simple to make, too! Pinning this!
Thank you, Jenn!
Thalia @ butter and brioche
This stuffed squash looks incredible delicious.. but really I am just loving that miso dressing. A recipe I have to make!
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Thank you so much! Yes, miso dressing, it’s all about the miso!
This is the most beautiful creation – I love everything about this fall favorite!
Thank you, Kristen! I appreciate your sweet words so much.
This is truly a beautiful dish! I love how colorful it is. Definitely tagging this recipe for later!
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Every part of this recipe has me salivating. The rice stuffing, the squash, the miso dressing. What a great recipe!
Thank you so much, Dara!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
Wow does that recipe ever hit every single important note of the season and for health! I love the idea of that grains mix and will be looking for it in the store.
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Thank you, Dorothy! I love this recipe, it made me feel so good after all of the Thanksgiving food.
This is seriously gorgeous. I just cannot stop staring at the photos.
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I never knew squash could look so good! I wouldn’t mind the rich foods on Thanksgiving if it didn’t effect my energy level for the following days.
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Wow! That looks beautiful and I have not tried that Bob;s Red Mill Whole Grain Medley yet. It is on my list!
It is an awesome medley, I love it! I hope you like it too.
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
This looks amazing! I love Bob’s Red Mill, but have never tried this blend before. I will be soon though!
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Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
This is downright delectable. While I love whole grains and the veggies, medically must have animal protein with my meals. I will be adding in your optional choices of animal protein. the pork and pomegranate would be amazing…oh so would the turkey…my mind is spinning with delight right now! Thank you!!!
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Amy @Very Culinary
Sounds/looks so good. Love Bob’s Red Mill!
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