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Butternut Squash-Parmesan Rice Pilaf
Butternut Squash-Parmesan Rice Pilaf

Butternut Squash-Parmesan Rice Pilaf

45 Min(s)
45 Min(s) Prep
Healthy Living
Made with fork-tender cubes of butternut squash, grated Parmesan and fresh thyme, this rice pilaf is a side dish that may well upstage your main!
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 small onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup Arborio rice, uncooked
2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium vegetable broth
2 cups cubed butternut squash (1 inch)
2 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
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Let's Make It
1
Heat dressing in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 4 min. or until crisp-tender. Add rice; cook and stir 1 min.
2
Add broth and squash; stir. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 25 min. or until squash is tender and most the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
3
Stir in cheese and butter. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. Stir in thyme.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Substitute fresh rosemary for the thyme.
Tip 2
Nutrition Bonus
The addition of the bright orange squash makes this versatile side dish an excellent source of vitamin A.
Nutrition
Calories
140
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
9%
Saturated Fat 3.5g
18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
5%
Sodium 200mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 3g
6%
Protein 4g
8%
Vitamin A
80%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
8%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
8 servings, 1/2 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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