Butternut Spinach Multi-Grain Medley – roasted butternut squash, sautéed spinach and onion, and pomegranate arils tossed with Minute® Multi-Grain Medley Rice make this colorful Fall side dish perfect for your holiday table.
Are you planning your holiday menus?
I love going to the grocery stores during the holidays because I love to see all of the baking, spice and cooking displays. It makes me so excited and motivated to create!
I know that during the holidays families spend A LOT of time together in the kitchen, and while it’s wonderful to be together in the kitchen, you want to make sure there’s time to do other things with your family.
Maybe you’ll all be running that Turkey Trot, playing a game of charades or sitting around the table catching up with those you haven’t seen in a while. Time spent with family and friends throughout the year is important, but over the holidays, it’s extra-special. So I’m sure, like me you don’t want to spend too much time preparing that delicious and memorable meal in the kitchen. You can have all the taste without a huge time commitment.
It was easy to put this side dish together and the flavors combined so nicely.
I’ve got a soft spot for roasted butternut squash every Fall, so I knew that it was one of the ingredients I had to incorporate. Sautéed spinach makes an appearance at least twice a week in our house, so that was another given and those pomegranate arils, yeah. You’re definitely going to want to include those because they literally give you a burst of flavor in every bite. The key ingredient, and what tied it all together so nicely was the Minute® Multi-Grain Medley Rice.
I chose to use the Minute® Multi-Grain Medley Rice over the Minute White or Brown Rice because having tried it before, I really liked the combination of flavors. I also like the different textures and it really did compliment the dish quite nicely. The blend is gluten-free and the long grain brown rice, Thai red rice, wild rice and quinoa are 100 % whole grains. It comes in handy pre-portioned bags and is ready in only 10 minutes. 10 minutes! You can either choose to cook it in water or broth, but I opted for the water.
Having this Minute® Multi-Grain Medley Rice in your pantry will not only make your holiday dinners come together easily, it will also save you time and who doesn’t love that? I know I don’t want to be waiting 45 minutes for my rice to cook! I want to spend time with my family as I’m sure many of you do. We have priorities here, right?
This side dish tasted good without it, but the orange vinaigrette with the fresh orange juice and zest was the perfect finishing touch. Every bite was a mouthful of flavor and that’s what I want to be eating at my holiday meals – dishes with flavor, flavor, FLAVOR!
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