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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Roasted Butternut Squash on a Bed of Kale and Spinach

This is another part of my series in the segment now known as, "This Is Not Turning Into a Food Blog".

Every now and then, someone asks me to share a favorite recipe, so here it is!

Olive Oil
Water (for the rice)
Brown Rice (follow the directions for water to rice ratio. I used a half of a cup of rice and a cup of water.)
Kale (chopped into bits)
Baby Spinach
Butternut Squash
Vegetable Broth (1/2 cup)

Preheat your oven to 400°

Chop up the veggies while the oven is heating up. You can add any vegetable to this dish. I forgot to buy flax seed and almonds, as I would've added those!

Place cut up squash into a cooking pan. Lightly drizzle with olive oil. If desired, add onions.

Roast for 20 minutes at 400° or until a fork can slide easily in and out of it.

In a pan, place the vegetable broth and kale. Cover and simmer on low . I try to simmer until all of the broth evaporates but sometimes that doesn't happen so I drain the kale.

In a pan, add the water and rice. Cover. Low heat. Stir occasionally. The water should evaporate completely when the rice is done.

Wash and drain the spinach.

When everything is cooked, place spinach and kale down first, then add rice and veggies.


I am looking for some other ideas for kale (kale chips are on my to try list.) What is your favorite way to eat it?


Doodlebugheart said...

I'm new to liking kale... but love this one! Go here: http://www.baumancollege.org/forum/index.php?topic=8263.0

Tricia said...

Looks delish!!!

Barbara said...

Looks yummy. I would make it the way you did, but substitute quinoa for the rice. I've never tried kale chips, I've only had it steamed.

Maj said...

Kale is delicious steamed, then blended with cream, add a bit of salt. The traditional danish way is to eat it with spicy sausages and potatoes.

Anonymous said...

This sounds so good. Never tried Kale but I'm sure it's better for you than chocolate!

Kelly Kilmer said...

I only started eating it recently and my favorite way to eat it is how I mention above. Yum!