Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed W/spicy Biryani (Veg/vegan)

Vegetarian
Vegan
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Health score
45%
Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed W/spicy Biryani (Veg/vegan)
45 min.
4
514kcal
100%sweetness
52.46%saltiness
81.34%sourness
48.89%bitterness
23.46%savoriness
72.6%fattiness
0%spiciness

Ingredients

  •  acorn squash cut in half, gutted
  • 0.5 cup rice 
  • cup water 
  • tablespoons garam masala homemade store-bought for a recipe or is fine (click )
  • medium onion diced red
  • small pasilla peppers diced sweet
  • handful cashew pieces chopped
  • servings saffron threads 
  • handful cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • tablespoons miso store-bought (or )
  • medium onion thick cut into slices (garnishing)
  • servings salt to taste
  • servings pepper black
  • servings pam original flavor shopping list 
  • tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • medium onion diced white
  •  beefsteak tomatoes diced
  • cloves garlic minced crushed for amazing garlic tips! (click HERE )
  • tablespoons ginger freshly grated (need help Tackling Ginger?)
  • tablespoon chili powder (it should be spicy!)
  • handful cilantro leaves chopped
  • tablespoons miso (I use Patak's Brand)
  • 0.5 tablespoon vegetable oil 

Equipment

  • food processor
  • bowl
  • frying pan
  • baking sheet
  • oven

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet place the squash halves, spray with PAM and sprinkle with 1-2 tbsp garam masala.
  2. Place in the oven and BROIL till tender and charred- about 10-15 minutes.
  3. While the squashes are roasting, in a large skillet, spray with PAM and add vegetable oil and set over medium heat.
  4. Add the cashews and saute until fragrant and slightly darkened.
  5. Add onions and peppers, sprinkle with black pepper and saute until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Once the onions and peppers are soft, but now brown, add the soaked basmati rice (make sure not to get any water in it!).
  6. Saute for 5-7 minutes. You want to toast the the rice.
  7. Remove the squash from the oven and cool for a few minutes before handling. Score the squash into small cubes, WITHOUT cutting through the skin. Scoop the cubes out into a bowl and set aside. Keep the shell aside, DONT throw out!
  8. Once the rice is toasted add 1 cup of water, pinch of saffron, cover and cook on medium-low heat, about 15 minutes. You want the rice to be cooked thru, not mushy so dont mix it around too much! Once the rice is cooked, add the cubed squash, tossing gently (you dont want the squash to break and mush around the rice).
  9. Add the Biryani paste and toss to coat.
  10. Mix in 3/4 of the chopped cilantro. Taste for salt and biryani flavor- it should be strong, spicy and aromatic.
  11. In a small skillet, spray with PAM and set over medium-high heat.
  12. Add onion slices, and saute without breaking up the circles. Cook until brown-ish about 4-5 minutes. Set aside.
  13. Fill each squash bowl with rice, just coming over the top. Top each one with an onion round and sprinkle with remaining chopped cilantro.
  14. Serve with yogurt or raita.
  15. In a medium skillet, spray with pam, add oil and set over medium-high flame.
  16. Add onions and tomatoes, saute until golden-brown about 4-5 minutes.
  17. Add garlic, ginger, chili powder and cilantro.
  18. Saute until vegetables are soft and fragrant about 4-5 minutes.
  19. Add the biryani paste and mix well, making sure all the veggies are coated.
  20. Remove from the heat and let cool (10-15 minutes).
  21. In a grinder/food processor, add the biryani mixture and grind until smooth (slightly chunky is ok). Store in an air tight container. Can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, or in the freezer- for a while!

Nutrition Facts

Calories514kcal
Protein10.87%
Fat20.49%
Carbs68.64%

Properties

Glycemic Index
137.1
Glycemic Load
19.9
Inflammation Score
-10
Nutrition Score
38.13347826087%

Flavonoids

Naringenin
0.58mg
Apigenin
0.01mg
Luteolin
3.5mg
Isorhamnetin
4.13mg
Kaempferol
2.72mg
Myricetin
0.18mg
Quercetin
19.99mg

Taste

Sweetness:
100%
Saltiness:
52.46%
Sourness:
81.34%
Bitterness:
48.89%
Savoriness:
23.46%
Fattiness:
72.6%
Spiciness:
0%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:514.11kcal
25.71%
Fat:12.58g
19.35%
Saturated Fat:2.07g
12.96%
Carbohydrates:94.82g
31.61%
Net Carbohydrates:80.44g
29.25%
Sugar:10.6g
11.78%
Cholesterol:0mg
0%
Sodium:1686.95mg
73.35%
Protein:15.02g
30.03%
Vitamin C:127.17mg
154.14%
Manganese:2.12mg
105.78%
Vitamin A:3332.62IU
66.65%
Potassium:2197.97mg
62.8%
Vitamin B6:1.24mg
61.99%
Fiber:14.38g
57.53%
Magnesium:218.12mg
54.53%
Vitamin B1:0.81mg
54.32%
Copper:0.84mg
42.15%
Vitamin K:44.22µg
42.11%
Phosphorus:361.59mg
36.16%
Iron:5.89mg
32.7%
Folate:123.31µg
30.83%
Vitamin B3:5.09mg
25.43%
Vitamin B5:2.46mg
24.58%
Calcium:225.53mg
22.55%
Zinc:2.77mg
18.45%
Selenium:11.17µg
15.95%
Vitamin E:2.09mg
13.92%
Vitamin B2:0.24mg
13.91%
Source:Foodista