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Orzo and Cheese baked acorn squash

  • 2 small acorn squash, halved, seeded
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta; also called riso)
  • 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1/2 cup canned vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dash of hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)

Preheat oven to 400° F. Cut off thin slice from rounded side of each squash half. Arrange squash, open side down, in roasting pan. Add 3/4 cup water to pan. Cover tightly with foil. Bake until squash is tender about 35 minutes. Remove from oven; discard water. Turn squash open side up. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Maintain oven temperature. Meanwhile, cook orzo in pot of boiling salted water until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Pour milk and broth into same pot; bring to boil. Add orzo; boil until liquid thickens and orzo is tender, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheddar and 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Season with hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Divide orzo mixture among squash halves. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Bake until tops begin to brown, about 25 minutes.

 

Bon Appetit November 1995

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