I used a wild rice combo from Whole Foods, cooked quickly in a pressure cooker. I am not able to eat onions, but a packet of Goya Vegetable Seasoning supplied the desired flavor. We all agreed that this was the best acorn squash dish we had EVER had. I started the squash halves in the microwave for 8 minutes, then finished in the oven while preparing the rest of the dinner. Fabulous dish that we will have again soon!