We all know the holiday season is big on cheer... and calories.
Check out these healthier options for holiday foods.
...instead of Stuffing
- 1 1/2 cups wild rice (9 ounces)
- 2 tsps kosher salt (coarse)
- 3 cups butternut squash (peeled, 1)
- 3 tbsps olive oil
- 6 tbsps stick butter (divided)
- 1 1/2 cups leeks (finely chopped, white part)
- 1 1/2 cups white corn (frozen, kernels thawed)
- 1 tbsp italian parsley (chopped fresh)
- Rinse rice in strainer under cold water; drain. Bring 6 cups water and 2 teaspoons coarse salt to boil in large saucepan. Add rice; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered until rice grains begin to split and are tender but still slightly chewy, about 45 minutes. Drain. Spread on rimmed baking sheet to cool. Transfer to bowl. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil rimmed baking sheet. Toss squash cubes and 3 tablespoons oil in medium bowl. Spread squash in single layer on prepared sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast just until tender but firm enough to hold shape, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Transfer squash to bowl. Cool. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.
- Melt 4 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and 3/4 cup water; simmer until leeks are tender, about 7 minutes. Add corn; simmer 2 minutes longer. Add rice and butternut squash; simmer until heated through and liquid is absorbed, about 4 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl and serve.