Recently they have been selling some pretty large patty pan squash at the farmers' market, much larger than the little baby ones you often see roasted or grilled. I didn't want to just cut them up like regular squash so I searched around and found quite a few recipes for stuffed versions, baked in the oven. Didn't find one with rice though. This started as a recipe on about.com, but morphed as I have made it a few times, into what it is now. This only makes 4 squash, but you could easily double. You could make this a very substantial main course for a vegetarian if you added some protein. Note that the amount of rice is actually more than you'll need, by about 1/3 of a cup, we all really like the rice though so it's nice to have extra. In fact we like the rice so much I have doubled up that part of the recipe and used it for another meal. All depending on what you're serving this with, you could easily adjust the flavours, (ie I'm thinking feta, lemon & marjoram to go with greek). This is a small enough side dish that I can cook it in my toaster oven. Next is to try it on the BBQ. Hope you like it!