Sunday, October 02, 2011

Acorn Squash with Bulgur Wheat Pilaf

Fall is in the Air! I love the comfort foods of Autumn, Squash, Pumpkin, Rich comforting, delicious and nutritious! Today's recipe combines my love of squash with my love of hearty whole grains. A beautiful hearty Bulgar Wheat Pilaf nestled into a beautiful rich and buttery acorn squash. This dish is hearty enough to be the main course or it makes a great side if you need a little more protein. Here are the Deets on this full on Fall Flavor.

The Deets
1 Cup Bulgur Wheat
1 1/2 Cup Water
1 TBS Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Roughly Chopped Mushrooms
1 Tomato Roughly Chopped
1/2 Shallot
4 Basil Leaves Finely Chopped
1 Acorn Squash
Salt & Pepper

The How To on the Pilaf
Add Olive Oil to 4 qt Sauce Pan over Medium Heat
Add Bulgur Wheat and brown until you hear crackling
Add 1 Cup Water
Cook over MediumLow for 20 Minutes
In a Fry Pan Add Shallots and Mushrooms and 1 tsp Olive Oil
Cook until brown
Add Tomatoes and continue cooking for about 5 minutes
Mix into Cooked Bulgur Wheat Pilaf
The How To on the Squash
PreHeat Oven at 400 degrees
Cut Squash in Half
Lightly Rub with Olive Oil
Lightly Season with Salt and Pepper
Place flesh side down on a baking sheet
Cook for 20 Minutes
Carefully flip right side up and cook for another 15-20 minutes

Fill Squash with Bulgur Pilaf

Plate, Pray & Enjoy!

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