Quick and easy comfort food recipes are just what any family needs on a busy weeknight. As the weather gets chillier, cravings for cool, fresh ingredients diminish as those urges to eat cheesy, warm casseroles take over. Thankfully, craving comfort food doesn’t have to mean benching a healthy diet. This holiday season I’ll be sharing some of my favorite comforting, yet healthy dishes and trust me, your abs will thank you. First up, is this Wild Rice Stuffing with Butternut Squash, Red Onion, and Almonds. Bon Appétit!
1. Bring stock and rice to a boil in a large saucepan; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15-20 minutes or until rice is al dente.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add squash, onion, carrot, and celery; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup water. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir squash mixture into wild rice mixture. Stir in almonds, parsley, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper.