Squambo Recipe - Allrecipes.com


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"Squambo is a regional dish popular in southeastern Kentucky. This version is meatless other than the stock, but traditional versions usually feature meats."

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  1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in 2 cups of rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 45 minutes or until rice is tender.
  2. Heat oil in another large saucepan over medium-high heat. Fry the onion and garlic until onions are translucent. Stir in the carrots, red and green peppers, and basil; cook for about 5 more minutes. Add the tomato, beef stock and allspice. Mix together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup water; pour into the saucepan. Season with salt to taste. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Serve the stew over rice, and sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the top.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 1 hr 10 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 35 mins

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Oct 24, 2011

I made this vegetarian with a beef-flavored vegetable soup base in place of the broth. I doubled the basil, garlic, and allspice. I also added a little tvp along with the tomatoes and liquid. This turned out a little thin, so next time I will also increase the cornstarch. The flavor was quite nice, though. If I had doubled the cayenne, I think my kids would have rejected it. As is, it was a satisfying, healthy dinner.

Aug 20, 2009

I added ground beef to this and also several sprigs of fresh thyme. It reminded me of a tastier, healthier version of hamburger gravy and rice from my school day. In the best possible way of course:) Nice base flavors and good basic recipe.


4 Ratings

Jan 17, 2007

This recipe was a lot of fun. There was plenty of cutting for my children to do and so making it was a family affair. I did add more garlic and used soy sauce instead of 1/4 cup water, but the broth before that was pretty tasty...just had to make it unique :). The cayenne gives it a bit of a kick, but it was ok for all 4 of my kids. I have no idea what Squambo is supposed to taste like, but I think it would be a good way to use up various, fresh vegetables before they go bad. Yum!

Apr 05, 2010

I live in Southeast KY and I have never heard of "Squambo".


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  • Calories
  • 331 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.8 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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