October Recipe of the Month – Squeamish Squash with Rice

Fall has arrived and to decorate people often use gourds and squash. These items are more than just home decor, they’re also healthy and delicious foods. One vegetable currently in season is butternut squash. Wow your family with our pick for the October Recipe of the Month: Squeamish Squash with Rice. It’s a delicious, easy and fun Halloween recipe that the family will love. We also provide a list of local farms that sell squash.

Butternut Squash Health Note: At approximately 80 calories per serving, butternut squash is a great choice for a healthy food option. It’s very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and contains Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese. Read more nutrition facts about the butternut squash here.

Squeamish Squash with Rice

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 one-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

  1. Bring water and ginger to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add squash, rice, butter, and salt. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and squash is tender, about 20 minutes.

Long Island farm stands that sell squash:

Anderson Farms
Route 58, Riverhead, NY
Contact info:
Anderson Farms Information

Garden of Eve Organic Farm
Where: 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. NY
Contact info: 631-680-1699

Golden Earthworm Organic Farm
Where: 652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Jamesport, NY
Contact info:

Hank’s Farm
Where: 324 County Road 39, Southampton, NY
Contact info: 631-726-4667

Harbes Family Farm
Where: 247 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY
Contact info:

Little Red Farm Stand
Where: 210 Yaphank-Middle Island Rd., Yaphank, NY
Contact info:
Little Red Farm Stand Facebook Page

Pike Farms
Where: Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, NY
Contact info:

Verderber’s Farmstand
Where: 459 Main Rd., Aquebogue, NY
Contact info:
Verdeber’s Farmstand Information

Youngs Farm
Where: Hegeman’s Lane (1/2 mile on left after turning right off of 25A), Glen Head, NY
Contact info: 516-626-3955


By Tara Arichabala


Recipe – Martha Stewart

Gourds photo – FreeDigitalPhoto.net


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