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Rye Berries with Butternut Squash

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 15 hr 45 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 9 servings
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Looking for a side dish idea? Then check out this nutty butternut squash slow cooked using rye berries and Progresso® chicken broth.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked rye berries
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/3
cup water
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
tablespoon firm butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups 1 1/2-inch pieces peeled butternut squash
1/2
cup chopped walnuts

Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, place rye berries; add enough water to cover. Let soak in refrigerator at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours; drain.
  • 2 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place drained rye berries and remaining ingredients except squash and walnuts in slow cooker. Stir to mix.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours or until rye berries are chewy but tender.
  • 4 Stir in squash. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 30 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir in walnuts.
  • 1 In large bowl, place rye berries; add enough water to cover. Let soak in refrigerator at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours; drain.
  • 2 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place drained rye berries and remaining ingredients except squash and walnuts in slow cooker. Stir to mix.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours or until rye berries are chewy but tender.
  • 4 Stir in squash. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 30 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir in walnuts.

Expert Tips

Rye berries are native to eastern Europe, where it was a hardy crop suitable to the harsh cold and wet climate of that area; European peasants called it "black wheat." Indeed, nutritionally, it is most close to wheat, containing vitamins B and E, protein and iron.

Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
11g
11%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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