Rice Stuffed Sunburst / Patty Pan Summer Squash

90 mins (prep 15, cooking 75)
14 ingredients
4 servings
Recently they have been selling some pretty large patty pan squash at the farmers' market, much larger than the little baby ones you often see roasted or grilled. I didn't want to just cut them up like regular squash so I searched around and found quite a few recipes for stuffed versions, baked in the oven. Didn't find one with rice though. This started as a recipe on about.com, but morphed as I have made it a few times, into what it is now. This only makes 4 squash, but you could easily double. You could make this a very substantial main course for a vegetarian if you added some protein. Note that the amount of rice is actually more than you'll need, by about 1/3 of a cup, we all really like the rice though so it's nice to have extra. In fact we like the rice so much I have doubled up that part of the recipe and used it for another meal. All depending on what you're serving this with, you could easily adjust the flavours, (ie I'm thinking feta, lemon & marjoram to go with greek). This is a small enough side dish that I can cook it in my toaster oven. Next is to try it on the BBQ. Hope you like it!

Categories:  side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , rice , seasonal , brown-rice , equipment , <-4-hours , time-to-make , oven , summer , vegetarian , squash , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (236.39 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 448.75 Calories from Fat 77.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.62g 53.07%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 42.01%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 6.65mg 8.87%
Sodium 855.49mg 142.58%
Total Carbohydrate 73.08g 97.44%
Dietary Fiber 4.86 g 77.7%
Sugars 1.64 g %
Protein 20.93g 167.44%
Vitamin A 303.35IU% Vitamin C 0.47mg%
Calcium 294.82mg% Iron 3.65mg%
*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:
pattypan squash, fresh, fresh spinach, fresh basil, fresh