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Teriyaki Butternut Squash, Black Rice and Edamame

A curvy caramel-brown pear-shaped butternut squash has graced our kitchen counter since last autumn—loot from the last farmer’s market of the season. I wouldn’t mind keeping the squash even longer, except I really wanted to share this teriyaki butternut squash, black rice and edamame recipe with you!

Teriyaki Butternut Squash, Black Rice and Edamame

This sexy gourd is roasted with salty-sour-sweetly glaze. Together with the black tender-toothy “Forbidden” rice,  green edamame pods, and roasted curried cashews–it’s an incredibly delicious meal!

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There’s a powerhouse of nutrition in this meal. Orange squash color indicates loads of beta-carotene, inky black rice tells an antioxidant-rich story, and that little green legume is full of soy protein, fiber, and more antioxidants. With gently spiced roasted curried cashews on top, teriyaki butternut squash, black rice and edamame shouts healthy in a big way.

Cook up 2 extra cups of black rice and save a cup of the squash to make black rice veggie burgers for another meal.

For more butternut squash recipe ideas, check out my Butternut Squash Pinterest Board.

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  • Sounds super-healthy and good for you too! Reply · 7 January, 2014

  • I was only recently introduced to forbidden rice by a favorite restaurant. It has since become a favorite. Reply · 9 January, 2014

  • Letty

    Yes, I love this rice as well. I buy Forbidden rice in bulk bins at Whole Foods. Reply · 9 January, 2014

  • I always have trouble thinking of vegetarian mains – but this looks filling and flavorful! I need to try some of that forbidden rice soon, it has eluded me to date. Reply · 11 January, 2014

    • Letty

      Hi there Alisa,
      Nice to hear from you….
      I am full of vegetarian mains. So many in my brain–just need to photograph and type it up. Reply · 11 January, 2014

  • Letty,
    Your blog looks beautiful and yummy. My mouth waters as I glance at recipes and I look forward to trying many, including this forbidden rice recipe
    What a great idea!!!
    Cindy Reply · 13 January, 2014

    • Letty

      Thanks Cindy. And check out the new recipe using leftovers from this dish. Reply · 13 January, 2014

  • Sam Z

    Delicious! Both my teenagers (neither are vegetarian) and I loved it. My son went back for seconds (I admit that I had 3 helpings). Thanks for a great recipe, Letty! Reply · 16 January, 2014

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