Wild Rice Holiday Stuffing

A nice change from the traditional bread stuffing recipes. Make it for Thanksgiving and you'll find yourself preparing it to accompany chicken and pork dishes throughout the year.


8 ounces wild rice, uncooked

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

3 stalks celery, chopped

1 (10 ounce) package fresh mushrooms sliced

2 scallions, chopped

1/2 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Combine rice and 4 cups salted water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until water is absorbed about 45 minutes. Meanwhile in a skillet, saute onions in olive oil over medium-high heat until translucent. Add garlic, celery and mushrooms and continue to saute until softened. Add scallions and cook for one minute. Remove from heat.
Drain rice in colander. In a large bowl mix together rice and mushroom mixture. Add dried fruit, parsley, honey, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended. Heat in oven at 350° covered for 15-20 minutes before serving.
Serves: 4-6