Roasted Acorn Squash

With Seasonal Brown Rice Medley

When autumn arrives, it brings a cornucopia of seasonal flavors that inspire comforting, hearty meals. This recipe for Roasted Acorn Squash With Seasonal Brown Rice Medley is a perfect example of that seasonal magic. With the sweet, nutty taste of acorn squash combined with a savory brown rice medley, this dish is a delightful celebration of fall. The colorful medley of vegetables, the aromatic spices, and the nutty crunch of pecans make this a meal that you’ll want to savor on a crisp autumn evening.

Roasted Acorn Squash



2 small acorn squash

2 cups cooked brown rice

1 tablespoon olive oil for cooking

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced yellow peppers

1 cup diced orange peppers

1 cup shaved Brussels sprouts

½ teaspoon thyme

salt and pepper to taste

½ cup dry white wine

1 cup cooked corn

¼ cup chopped pecans

¼ cup parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping (can substitute with goat cheese)


  • Begin by cooking the brown rice according to package instructions. Set it aside once done.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F. Wash outside of squash with warm water and pat dry. Line a baking sheet with foil and roast squash at 375°F for 20-25 minutes. Let cool to the touch, cut in half and scoop out seeds. Place squash in an oven safe baking dish and drizzle the inside of each half with olive oil (or melted butter), and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set it aside once done.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onions until translucent. Then add the diced yellow and orange peppers and sauté until they are tender-crisp. Add the shaved Brussels sprouts and cook until they’re tender-crisp. Add the thyme and season with salt and pepper. Pour in the dry white wine and simmer until the liquid reduces by more than half. Add corn, chopped pecans, parmesan cheese (or goat cheese, whichever you prefer), and the cooked brown rice. Mix well and adjust seasonings to taste.

Roasted Acorn Squash With Seasonal Brown Rice Medley is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a treat for the eyes, with its vibrant colors and delightful presentation. This recipe embodies the essence of autumn and is sure to become a favorite in your seasonal repertoire. Enjoy the hearty, wholesome flavors of fall with this delectable dish!