Local Bounty Vegan Acorn Squash And Wild Rice Patties
Once again, Local Bounty demonstrates seasonal goodness with these autumn-worthy Acorn Squash And Wild Rice Patties (page 126). Acorn squash is a favorite because most people have tried it, or at least heard of it, and many people are comfortable grabbing it from the market without panicking over what to do with it. It’s delicious plain, with vegan butter and brown sugar, or even sprinkled with a little garlic salt, but this recipe takes our friendly squash and combines it with rices to form a easy and delicious patties. I chose to bake mine rather than pan-fry, so they weren’t quite as solid as I imagine fried patties would be, but they didn’t didn’t fall apart one bit. Such a lovely and flavorful meal!
Acorn Squash And Wild Rice Patties
- 2 acorn squash
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup wild rice
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Cut the haves into chunks that will fit in your vegetable steamer and steam them for 20 to 30 minutes, or until they are very soft. While the squash is steaming, bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the wild rice, cover, and cook on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes. Add the brown rice and cook for 30 to 45 minutes, or until all of the water is absorbed. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a separate small saucepan. Add the onion, parsley, garlic, and salt. Cook on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, or onion is translucent. When the squash is ready, scoop out the pulp into a bowl. Add the rice mixture and the onion mixture and stir until well combined. Shape the mixture into patties. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium skillet. Cook the patties for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until they start to brown.
The patties may be baked instead of panfried, if you prefer. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly oil a baking sheet. Arrange the patties on the prepared baking sheet, brush them with a little oil, and bake them for about 20 minutes.
What do you put in your homemade patties or veggie burgers?