Gluten-Free Wild Rice Stuffing
I’m mentally weeks behind the calendar that says it’s already mid-November.
Hubby and I just got back from a fast-paced, kid-free week in NYC. I just waved goodbye to my mama who got on a plane back to Los Angeles. She graciously flew out to watch the boys and cook them allthefood for a week.
Mom is famous for stuffing all the g-kids with her homemade Chinese dishes that have no recipes.
Speaking of stuffing, how about this gluten-free wild rice stuffing that’s hearty and healthy and nearly everyone can enjoy…
Holiday Side Dish that’s hearty and healthy
This Festive Wild Rice Stuffing is oh-so-good. We love this stuffing alternative; it’s hearty, healthy, and absolutely delicious. It just so happens to be gluten-free, which is perfect for guests who aren’t friends with gluten.
This wild rice stuffing is one of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes, as it’s super easy and loaded with flavor. No worrying about soggy stuffing. It’s also simple to customize; swap out the cranberries for cherries or golden raisins. Omit the mushrooms if you must accommodate non-mushroom eaters (gasp!) Add in chopped pecans for a bit of crunch. The possibilities are endless.
The deal sealer: you can prepare it completely ahead of time. Enjoy!
Festive Wild Rice Stuffing (GF)
- 2 TB olive oiil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 4 TB butter
- 8-10 oz fresh baby bella mushrooms, sliced (other variety of mushrooms are fine)
- 3 TB freshly chopped thyme
- ½ lb bulk sausage, any flavor
- 3 tsp freshly chopped sage
- 5 ½ cups chicken broth
- 2 ½ cups wild rice blend, i.e., Lundberg
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup freshly chopped parsley
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In a large heavy pot, heat oil until hot. Add onion and stir until caramelized, 15 minutes. Add garlic and stir 1 minute. Add butter and stir to melt. Add mushrooms and half of the thyme. Stir until mushrooms are browned, 5 minutes. Add pinches of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
- In the now-empty pot, add sausage and stir over medium heat until browned and cooked through. Add mushroom mixture back into the pot and stir to combine well with cooked sausage. Turn heat off and set aside.
- In a large heavy saucepan, add broth, remaining thyme, and sage. Bring to a boil. Add the wild rice blend and bring back to boil. Once boiling, immediately reduce to simmer; cover and simmer 50 minutes. Do not remove lid. With lid still on, turn heat off and let rice sit for 10 more minutes.
- Gently stir in the sausage/mushroom mixture, dried cranberries, and most of the parsley (reserve a bit for garnish) to combine with rice. Cover and simmer 5 more minutes, stirring a few times. Season with additional kosher salt and pepper if needed. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve.
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