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Southern Rice Dressing

Southern Rice Dressing

Southern Living NOVEMBER 1999

  • Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic bulbs
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked regular rice
  • 1 recipe Basic Cornbread, crumbled
  • 1 (16-ounce) package ground pork sausage
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium-size red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 to 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth

Preparation

Cut off pointed ends of garlic bulbs; place garlic on a piece of aluminum foil, and drizzle with olive oil. Fold foil to seal.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes; cool. Squeeze pulp from garlic cloves into a large bowl. Add rice and cornbread.

Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink; drain sausage on paper towels, and wipe skillet clean.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and carrot, and sauté 3 minutes or until tender.

Stir sausage, vegetables, parsley, and next 4 ingredients into rice mixture. Add broth; stir to moisten. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Cover and chill 8 hours, if desired; remove from refrigerator, and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Bake, covered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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