Had to make this in an emergency yesterday when our college-aged guests failed to show up with the promised stuffing Thanksgiving morning. Rattling their cage found them still asleep at 11 am, and a bird due in the oven. Found this online and soon was back in business. This stuffing is simply delicious. Had to improvise on ingredients with what was in the pantry so no Sage, and used Craisins, Raisins, and fresh apple for the fruit. Also used just 1 1/2 cups chicken broth and tossed in a bouillon cube to compensate. It was so tasty! People raved about it, even the derelict kids. I believe the original to be also wonderful, and am just saying this recipe has latitude and is easy to make.
Wild Rice Stuffing
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.
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- Calories: 192
- Calories from fat: 19%
- Fat: 4g
- Saturated fat: 0.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
- Protein: 5.1g
- Carbohydrate: 34.4g
- Fiber: 3.6g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Iron: 1.2mg
- Sodium: 243mg
- Calcium: 35mg
- 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
- 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.
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