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Wild Rice Stuffing

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
For a classic stuffing, place the rice mixture in the cavity of a turkey before roasting. Make sure to get an accurate temperature reading on the stuffing as well as the bird--both should reach an internal temperature of 165°. You can also make this to serve alongside a roast or ham.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup dried sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 192
  • caloriesfromfat 19 %
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 2.1 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 5.1 g
  • carbohydrate 34.4 g
  • fiber 3.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 243 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add celery, onion, wild rice, and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in broth and sage; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes. Stir in brown rice, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook for 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 10 minutes. Stir in cherries and remaining ingredients.

Cook's Notes

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