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Balsamic Roasted Fennel & Acorn Squash Rice Casserole Recipe

Low Fat

Balsamic Roasted Fennel & Acorn Squash Rice Casserole Recipe


  • 15 - 30 MIN
  • Easy & Healthy
  • Holiday
  • Sides & Stuffing
Balsamic Roasted Fennel & Acorn Squash Rice Casserole Recipe
  • Servings
  • Prep
    15 min
  • Cook
    45 min
  • Tart


About This Dish

Acorn squash, fennel, and balsamic vinegar come together in this hearty and filling vegetarian meal.


  • 1 acorn squash- cut in half  lengthwise, seeded and cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 large fennel bulb- trimmed, cored and cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1 (6-ounce) box UNCLE BEN’S® Long Grain & Wild Rice Fast Cook
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick foil.
  2. Remove the skin from the squash with a vegetable peeler (if desired). Cut each piece in half and place in a large bowl along with the fennel pieces.
  3. Whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Drizzle mixture over the squash and fennel; toss to coat. Transfer squash and fennel mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread out to form a single layer.
  4. Roast until squash is tender, about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the rice as directed on the box. Mix the roasted squash and fennel with the rice. Transfer to a greased casserole dish. Top with the chopped parsley and keep warm until ready to serve. 


Amount per serving (8 total)

Calories: 137
Total Fat: 4g 5%
Saturated Fat: 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat: 0
Sodium: 419mg 17%
Carbohydrates: 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber: 2g 16%
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 3g
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