This baked acorn squash with Ling Ling Fried Rice recipe post was sponsored by Ling Ling. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I love the many varieties of winter squash available in the fall, don’t you? Not only are they beautiful to look at in their natural state, they’re easy to cook and surprisingly versatile. I love using them as part of a dinner entree, and that’s exactly what I did in this recipe for Baked Acorn Squash with Ling Ling Fried Rice.
Baked Acorn Squash with Ling Ling Fried Rice
My family hadn’t tried either acorn squash or Ling Ling Fried Rice when I made it, but they trust my cooking instincts and were rewarded. It was delicious!
If you haven’t tried the Ling Ling Frozen Fried Rice line yet, that’s probably because it’s brand new! Look for it in the freezer section of Walmart. That’s where I found it, so I know they carry it.
There are five authentic, craveable Asian-style fried rice dishes inspired by recipes from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand: Yakitori Chicken, Yakiniku Beef, Thai-Style Chicken, Chinese-Style Vegetable and Bibimbap Beef, and you’d be hard pressed to taste a difference between Ling Ling Fried Rice and your favorite restaurant version.
Ling Ling uses an Infusion Cooking Method so that each grain of rice is infused with their signature sauces for exceptional flavor and taste in every bite. It’s so good that it makes staying in taste like going out, and we all know there’s nothing like being at home.
For this recipe, I chose the Chinese-Style Vegetable variety, and it was perfect with acorn squash (although I totally snuck a spoonful or two before I stuffed the squash). It’s irresistible.
- 2 acorn squash halved and seeded
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp butter diced
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp Szechuan sauce or to taste
- 1 package (2 pouches) Ling Ling Fried Rice Chinese-Style Vegetables
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place squash in a rimmed baking pan, cut side down. Bake for 30 minutes. Squash should be tender.
Turn cut side up; dot with butter and season with salt, pepper and garlic. Bake an additional 15 minutes.
While baking, prepare both packages of Ling Ling Fried Rice in microwave
Remove squash from oven and baste with Szechuan sauce. Fill with cooked Ling Ling Fried Rice. Bake another 5 minutes.
The most difficult part of the recipe (and when I say difficult, I’m lying, because it’s easy) is to bake the acorn squash. Cut two acorn squash in half, scoop out the seeds and brush with a little olive oil. Place them cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for a half hour.
Remove from oven and flip them over for a bit of seasoning (salt, pepper, butter, and garlic) before baking a little bit longer.
Brush the squash with a little Szechuan sauce for a kick of spice.
Then generously spoon the prepared fried rice into the center. You want it heaping, believe me! Bake for another 5 minutes, and then it’s dinnertime!
I hope you enjoy the Baked Acorn Squash with Ling Ling Fried Rice recipe as much as we do.
Use this coupon for $2 off one box of Ling Ling Fried Rice (there are 2 pouches inside)!