Since Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, why not celebrate with a healthy recipe?! (Because Cinco de Mayo is that oh sh*t moment when you realize it’s almost bikini season). Plus, this dish is colorful, which reminds me of a fiesta, now just need tequila…
This little number was adapted from this recipe, but I spun it into my own with a few slight changes. Check it out!
This recipe is super easy to make, you are literally pouring the ingredients in one pot. The squash takes a little longer, but in the end, it’s worth it! Side note: I love spaghetti squash, but does anyone else get super nervous when making it?? I’ve heard HORROR stories of the squash exploding in the microwave and/or stove. Seriously, I heard it crackling in the stove and freaked out – probably took it out too early to, but didn’t want to chance it. (It was just the olive oil making the noise, mind you).
For the Squash:
1 Spaghetti Squash (I actually bought two because they were pretty small in size)
Salt and Pepper
For the yummy part:
1 cup of brown rice
1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes (can use regular diced if you choose)
1 red pepper chopped
1 cup of mushrooms, chopped
1/4 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon of maple syrup (THE BEST PART!)
1 can of corn
1. Cook the spaghetti squash how you wish. I chose the microwave/stove approach but probably didn’t end up cooking long enough because of my fear of an exploding squash.
Here’s how to cook in the stove, microwave, and the crockpot.
2. While the squash baby is cooking, add the rice, tomatoes, red pepper, mushrooms, onion, minced garlic, olive oil, and salt in a pot. Bring to a boil, simmer and stir occasionally for 25-30 minutes.
3. Add in the cumin, maple syrup, and corn and keep on stirrin’!
4. Once the squash is ready, fork out those noodles!
5. Add your mixed toppings and ENJOY!!!
I’m not sure how many servings it is supposed to be, but I got about 4 from it! I was also working with 2 smaller spaghetti squashes, so not sure if that had anything to do with it. The way I look at it is it’s healthy, so eat up!! 😉