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Cook2 hrs 30 mins
This is an Emeril recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving and it was SOOOO good! I thought I'd share. It was a bit time consuming but so worth it! Also, if you don't know how to work with whole squash (I didn't) - here's a very helpful link to cut and paste in your browser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRl-jjG2bYY
- 2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch chunks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 12 cups chicken stock
- 2 1⁄2 cups chopped onions
- 1 cup wild rice
- 3⁄4 lb smoked sausage, cut into 1/4 inch pieces (I used smoked andouille, but anykind is fine)
- 2 cups fresh corn kernels (I used frozen and it worked out fine)
- 1 1⁄2 cups half-and-half
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Season the squash with 1 tablespoon of the oil, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender. Remove from oven and cool completely.
- In food processor or blender, puree the squash with 2 cups of the chicken stock until smooth. Set aside.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, bring 4 cups of the stock and 1/2 cup of the chopped onions to a simmer. Add the rice and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally with a fork. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool.
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the remaining tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot add the sausage and brown for 3 minutes. Add the remaining 2 cups of onions and the corn. Season with salt and pepper and saute for 3 more minutes.
- Add the remaining 6 cups of stock and squash puree. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Skim off any fat that rises to the surface.
- Stir in the rice and continue to cook for 10 more minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the half and half and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Stir in the parsley and serve.