November Recipes

Mixed Grains 'n' Winter Squash Bake

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Serving dish of Mixed Grains n Winter Squash Bake
Hands On:
15 minutes
Total Time:
75 minutes


  • 1 Cosmic Crisp or Honeycrisp apples, cored and cut into wedges
  • 2 cups RiceSelect Royal Blend rice
  • 3 cups winter squash, peeled and seeded; cut into ¾-in. cubes
  • 1 cup Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped white onions
  • 1 ½ tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp Hy-Vee black pepper
  • 2 cups 100% fresh-pressed apple cider or Hy-Vee refrigerated 100% apple juice
  • 1 ¼ cups Hy-Vee vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
  • ⅔ cup Hy-Vee chopped walnuts, toasted
  • ¼ cup Hy-Vee dried cranberries
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Preheat oven to 350°. Cut apple wedges crosswise into thirds. Combine apples, rice blend, squash, onions, 1½ teaspoons rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; set aside.
Combine apple cider, vegetable stock, and butter in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Carefully pour stock mixture over rice mixture in baking dish; stir to combine. Tightly cover baking dish with foil.
Bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with cheese, walnuts, and cranberries. Bake, uncovered, for 14 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Garnish with additional rosemary, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 14
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 8g 10%
Saturated Fat: 3g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 15mg 5%
Sodium: 550mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate: 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber: 2g 7%
Sugars: 9g 18%
Protein: 7g 14%

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