Brown & Wild Rice Stuffing with Apples, Cranberries & Pecans

Brown & Wild Rice Stuffing with Apples, Cranberries & Pecans


September 12, 2016


4 cups chicken or vegetable stock or water

1 cup wild rice

1 cup brown rice

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup butter, melted

2-3 shallots or 1 medium onion, diced

2-3 celery stalks, diced (include the leaves if there are any)

1 tart apple, cored and diced

1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh sage (or 1 tsp. dried)

2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp. dried)

1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional)


1Bring the stock or water to a simmer in a large saucepan; add the rice and salt, reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until the rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from the heat and fluff with a fork. Add the dried cranberries as you do.

2Heat the butter or oil in a large skillet and sauté the shallots and celery until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the apple and cook for a few more minutes, until they begin to soften. Stir in the sage, thyme, pepper and cook for a few more minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with rice and pecans.

3Use the mixture to stuff a turkey, or put it in a buttered baking dish that will accommodate it, cover and bake (alongside your turkey, if you like) at 350°F for about half an hour. Serves 6-8.


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  1. Darlene
    October 23, 2019 at 11:53 am

    OH MY ! Just made your Rice Stuffing Julie. It is delicious. I am going to stuff pork chops. Popping them in the oven after a quick sear, along with the dish of rice stuffing. I can’t stop eating it. Not even entertaining the other recipes out there, this is all we will need.
    Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe Julie.
    Nova Scotia

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