Spicy Roasted Squash and Wild Rice Bake #SundaySupper

Spicy Roasted Squash and Wild Rice Bake from Curious Cuisiniere

This week Sunday Supper turns 2!

It’s so exciting that this group, that started as Twitter conversation, has grown into such a supportive family of a community.

Let’s celebrate!

Back on January 8, 2012, Isabel, aka Family Foodie, posted the very first Sunday Supper Progressive Dinner post.

I stumbled upon the group while browsing girlichef, and Heather was awesome about walking me through how to apply. (If you’d like to join us, check out the link at the bottom of this post!)

My first Sunday Supper post was Herbed Holiday Party Mix in December 2012. I remember being so nervous, wanting everything to go just right, and sending Heather a myriad of questions, which she so patiently answered.

And then, Sunday morning came. The best surprise ever was waking up to an onslaught of comments on my Sunday Supper post welcoming me to the group. I remember thinking how amazing it was that all these people, who I had never interacted with before, automatically accepted me as one of the family. And, really, what I experienced that morning was only the tip of an iceberg that I would continue to discover as I became more involved in the community.

It is such a beautiful thing to have a community of people, even though I have never met any of them in person (Hopefully soon!), who are willing to give support and advice and share experiences learned in this blogging journey.

Spicy Roasted Squash and Wild Rice Bake from Curious Cuisiniere

To celebrate today, I picked one of the many past Sunday Supper recipes that we have had our eyes on making. Paula over at Vintage Kitchen Notes made a Roasted Butternut Squash with Spicy Wild Rice and Queso Fresco back in November for a winter squash Sunday Supper. We made a few changes to the dish, like using acorn squash and a wild rice blend, but we mostly kept the flavors the same. The result was a fantastic dish in a style we haven’t cooked in before. But, we’ve decided that more layered and baked rice dished should be in our future.

Spicy Roasted Squash and Wild Rice Bake #SundaySupper
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Recipe type: Dinner
Yield: 3
  • 1 ½ lb acorn squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c wild rice blend, dry
  • 2 c water
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 oz queso fresco
  1. Preheat oven to 375⁰F.
  2. Toss squash cubes with olive oil, cumin, turmeric, and salt. Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Roast squash for 30 minutes, checking and stirring halfway through.
  3. In a medium saucepan heat rice with water. Simmer 30 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat and let set 5 minutes for the remaining moisture to absorb. Stir in paprika and cayenne pepper.
  4. Place roasted squash in the bottom of a greased, 2 qt ovenproof dish. Top with half of the queso fresco. Spread rice over top of the cheese, and finish off the top with the remaining queso.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese begins to brown.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 c Calories: 399 Fat: 7.4g Saturated fat: 2.4g Carbohydrates: 69.9g Sugar: 1.5g Sodium: 551mg Fiber: 5.2g Protein: 17.7g Cholesterol: 13mg


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