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Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Rice, Carrots, Onions, and Chorizo

16 Mar

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Serves 4, or serves 2 super hungry people ;]

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 cup of cooked rice
  • 4 oz. of case-less chorizo
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 1/2 cup of white wine (optional – can substitute with chicken, beef, or vegetable stock)
  • 3-4 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Cut the Spaghetti squash in half – most people cut it length-wise but I decided to be a little different (also because it was my first time making it) to cut it width-wise

Buttered Squash 1

3. Scoop out all of the seeds and fibers in the squash and spread the butter the on the inside of the squash and on the rim to prevent it from burning – set it aside.

4. Peel and dice the onions and carrots into bite size pieces – set aside

5. Saute the chorizo in a saute pan for a couple of minutes – set aside

Carrots and chorizo 2

6. Add the onions and carrots to the sauté pan – add the salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and cook for a couple minutes before adding the chorizo back in with it – sauté for a couple of minutes. (I forgot about the onions so I sauteed them separately before adding it back into the rice mixture)

Deglazed Onions 4

7. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and scrape up all the delicious yummy bits at the bottom of the pan!

Rice Mixture 5

8. Place the veggie and chorizo mixture in a large bowl and mix it with the cooked rice

Into the Oven 6

9. Scoop the mixture into the cavities of the squash – pack it in! yum! (if they’re any left overs just put it in a ziploc container and eat it for lunch tomorrow)

10. Place it in the oven and set the time for an hour – after an hour, check the tenderness of the squash (you may or may not have to bake it for a little longer depending on how large your squash is)

11. Place a little bit of butter on top of the rice and bake it for an additional 15 minutes or until the top of the rice is golden brown and crispy!

12. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before chowing down!

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Tip: The chorizo can be omitted to make it into a complete vegetarian dish! It can also be substituted with cremini mushrooms for a heartier taste!

Enjoy! :]