Christmas Rice Dressing with Butternut Squash & Apples

Christmas Rice Dressing with Butternut Squash & Apples

from Lundberg Family Farms

1-1/2 cups Lundberg Christmas Rice®
3-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
12 ounces gluten free turkey sausage, casings removed, crumbled
3 cups 1/2 inch cubed butternut squash (from 1-1/2 pound squash)
2 Granny Smith apples, unpeeled, cored, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 Tablespoon dried thyme
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup walnut pieces

Combine water and Lundberg Christmas Rice® in a large saucepan with lid. Bring water to boiling, reduce heat to simmer and cover. Cook 50 minutes, remove from heat with lid on and steam 10 minutes. Stir in parsley and set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet and sauté turkey sausage and onion over medium-high heat until sausage is no longer pink, and cooked through. Add butternut squash, apples, and thyme and sauté 5 minutes. Stir in broth. Combine rice and sausage mixture and pour into a buttered 9X13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle walnuts over the top. Bake 425°F for 15 minutes until heated through and squash is tender.

Serves 8-10.

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