Often times, the side dish makes the meal. This is one of our favorites and it goes really well with roast chicken.
Ro-Ri’s Butternut Squash and Wildrice Side Dish
1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into small cubes
2 cups cooked wildrice
1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 dried sweetened cranberries
1/2 golden raisins
1/3 cup cranberry juice
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
Put butternut squash in a shallow roasting pan. Lightly oil squash with olive oil. Roast in a 350F oven for 20 minutes. Remove and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the cranberry juice, olive oil, maple syrup, and salt. In a large mixing bowl, add the squash, rices, green onions, dried cranberries, and raisins. Pour the dressing over and mix well.