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Gluten-free Brown & Wild Rice Stuffing with Apples, Cranberries & Pecans

Stuffing is the favorite part of our turkey feast every year – it seems to always be the one dish everyone wants more of. I’m a fan of the traditional bread-onion-celery-sage stuffing, but am always lured by the option to add sausage, pecans, apples, and different types of bread – cornbread and raisin bread make a delicious stuffing base, as do various grains such as rice and quinoa, particularly if you’re looking for a gluten-free option. I recently gave this brown and wild rice stuffing a go, and it was delicious – cooked inside the bird or not.

This is perfect now that apples are in season (or swap pears); the addition of nuts and dried fruit makes it extra festive. Made with vegetable stock, it’s also an ideal dish for any vegetarians at the dinner table.

Brown & Wild Rice Stuffing with Apples, Cranberries and Pecans

6 cups water

1 cup wild rice

1 cup brown rice

1 tsp. salt

1/4 cup butter, melted, or olive or canola oil

1 large onion, diced

4-5 stalks celery, diced (include the leaves if there are any)

2 apples, diced

2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh sage, or 1 1/2 tsp. dried

2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme, or 1/2 tsp. dried

1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1 cup dried cranberries, chopped dried apricots or a combination

1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan; add rice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until rice is tender and most grains are split open, about 45-50 minutes. Drain well in a colander.

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

Use the stuffing to stuff a turkey, or put it in a buttered baking dish that will accommodate it (a 9″x13″ pan will work too), drizzle with the broth, cover and bake at 450°F for about half an hour. Uncover and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until browned. Serves 6-8.

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