Squash with rice, sage & goat's cheese
- Preparation and cooking time
- Cook: -
- 2 large butternut squash
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion , finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves , crushed
- 100g basmati rice
- 600ml vegetable stock
- 25g sundried tomato in oil, drained and chopped
- 100g firm goat's cheese , roughly chopped
- handful fresh sage leaves, chopped
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Cut squash in half lengthways, then scoop out seeds and membranes. Brush insides with a little oil and place in a roasting tin filled to 1cm with water. Roast for 20-30 mins until almost tender when tested with a sharp knife. Scoop out some of the flesh and roughly chop.
- STEP 2
Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a pan, then cook onion and garlic for 5 mins until the onion is tender. Stir in the rice and fry for 1 min. Add the vegetable stock and cook for a further 10-12 mins until the rice is tender and the liquid has all been absorbed.
- STEP 3
Stir in chopped squash flesh, sun-dried tomatoes, goat's cheese, half the sage leaves and seasoning.
- STEP 4
Stuff the squash with the filling, top with remaining sage leaves and cover with foil.
- STEP 5
Return to the oven and cook for a further 15 mins until the cheese is melted and all is heated through. Stand for 5 mins before serving with a green salad.