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Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Rice

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Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Rice is simple to make, nutritious and tasty with a homemade apple cider vinaigrette!

This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own!
Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Rice is simple to make, nutritious and tasty with a homemade apple cider vinaigrette! www.nutritionistreviews.com


Typically, I am a little bit behind on the seasonal food trends. By the time I start making anything with pumpkin or butternut squash, fall is nearly over. Not this year! I started developing pumpkin recipes back in July and have a huge list of fall recipes that I must make this year. Fall flavors are so delicious!

Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Rice is simple to make, nutritious and tasty with a homemade apple cider vinaigrette! www.nutritionistreviews.com
This year, I cannot get enough of butternut squash. It is the perfect ingredient to toss into every fall dish. I added in some fresh kale, dried cranberries and made a homemade apple cider vinaigrette to make this salad delicious and perfect for harvest time.

Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Rice is simple to make, nutritious and tasty with a homemade apple cider vinaigrette! www.nutritionistreviews.com

You can eat this dish hot, cold or room temperature. If you like nuts, toasted walnuts would be great on this. If you are a fan of cheese, a handful of feta would be great in this as well. This makes a great side dish or even a main dish for lunch or dinner. It packs well on-the-go as well!

Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Rice is simple to make, nutritious and tasty with a homemade apple cider vinaigrette! www.nutritionistreviews.com
I used Minute® Ready To Serve Rice in this dish to make it more filling. I like using the whole grain brown rice because it has more fiber, vitamins and minerals than other varieties. They come in lots of fun varieties as well including brown rice and quinoa. You can eat these right from the cup and they heat up in just 60 seconds. I love quick meals so much. I pretty much never want to be slaving away in the kitchen and this dish comes together quickly. To make it even quicker, you can roast the squash ahead of time.
Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Rice is simple to make, nutritious and tasty with a homemade apple cider vinaigrette! www.nutritionistreviews.com

Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 cups kale, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Minute® Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss butternut squash in olive oil and lay flat on a baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes, remove from oven, and flip the squash. Cook for another 10-15 minutes or until squash is soft and slightly browned.
2. For the vinaigrette, whisk ingredients together.
3. Combine rice, butternut squash, cranberries, kale and vinaigrette and mix well.
Store in the refrigerator and enjoy for up to 4 days.

Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Rice is simple to make, nutritious and tasty with a homemade apple cider vinaigrette! www.nutritionistreviews.com

Like this recipe? Check out other similar salad recipes:
Asian Chopped Salad
Kale Caesar Pasta Salad
Fattoush Salad
Avocado and Citrus Salad
Parmesan Tomato Zucchini Bake
Avocado Grilled Corn Tomato Salad

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

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