Butternut Squash Pilaf

60 mins (prep 35)
15 ingredients
8 servings, about 3/4 cup each
Grated butternut squash adds color and nutrients to this brown rice pilaf. Greeks like to use winter squash, especially pumpkin, to make savory and sweet pies, fritters and croquettes, casseroles and myriad other dishes with fall's telltale vegetables, but these dishes are virtually unknown outside the country. It's traditionally made with pumpkin, but since most pumpkins in the U.S. are grown for carving jack-o'-lanterns (and not for cooking), we've modified the recipe to work with readily available butternut squash. The original dish calls for Greek pilaf rice, a short-grained, polished rice that is hard to find outside the country, so we've substituted instant brown rice.

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Serving Size (216.22 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 199.68 Calories from Fat 56.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.3g 77.6%
Saturated Fat 0.92g 36.75%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 300.33mg 100.11%
Total Carbohydrate 32.08g 85.55%
Dietary Fiber 3.15 g 100.84%
Sugars 2.86 g %
Protein 3.01g 48.09%
Vitamin A 12082.61IU% Vitamin C 24.22mg%
Calcium 66.17mg% Iron 1.35mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
clove garlic, or, instant, chopped fennel fronds, chopped fresh oregano, freshly ground pepper