The tasty dish comes from the Barefoot Contessa's newest cookbook, Cook Like a Pro.
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If you haven't already picked up your copy of Ina Garten's latest cookbook, Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks the gorgeous photo below may convince you.

Ripe with autumnal perfection, this savory brown rice and squash recipe comes together with pantry essentials like balsamic and white wine vinegar, Dijon Mustard, brown rice, and maple syrup, along with a few special goodies like Marcona almonds, dried cranberries, and butternut squash. "The Warm Brown Rice & Butternut Squash from Cook Like a Pro is the most satisfying lunch or the perfect dinner side dish with a simple roast chicken. Anyone else feel like making this TONIGHT?!" Ina Garten captions the photo on her Instagram account. The full recipe is available on here.

The simple recipe also proves a fun base for experimentation. Instead of Marcona almonds, for instance, you could try swapping in lightly toasted walnuts, and instead of scallions you could try roasting some garlic and stirring the paste-y cloves into the vinaigrette. Now, Mrs. Garten, can we get a place at your table tonight by any chance?

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We'll be sure to bring a salad, your chocolate pecan meringue torte, some fresh flowers, and our finest sweet tea to round out the meal, of course.