This Wild Rice Stuffing has the same delicious flavors as traditional stuffing, but made healthier, lighter, and full of incredible nutrients!
Gluten Free Stuffing Option
Traditional stuffing is made with bread, and for those of you who are gluten free, then it really isn’t an option for you! Our recipe replaces bread with wild rice. Wild rice is a nutrient powerhouse. Even if your family isn’t gluten free, wild rice is a deliciously healthy substitution for bread. It gives this stuffing a substantial texture and flavor plus all of the extra nutrition!
Fresh Herb Hack
Did you know that it’s actually cheaper to buy an entire pot of fresh herbs, than a small clamshell plastic container of them? I will buy a new pot of herbs every few months, and keep it in my window sill until I manage to kill it. But, I can always replace it for just $2.99! After I purchase herbs this way, I repot them in a bigger pot, and it helps them last a little longer.
What really gives stuffing the amazing tastes and flavors are the fresh herbs! We used sage, thyme, and parsley. And if you are able to purchase these in pots, then you aren’t spending a fortune for just one recipe!
Best Veggies for Stuffing
Veggies are the final component of making this stuffing super healthy and delicious! For this recipe, we kept it traditional and just used celery, onions, and mushrooms. Some other great veggie options for stuffing:
- Cubed Sweet Potato or Squash for an Autumn flare
Finally, we mixed it altogether and heated it throughout (full recipe below). You can make this and serve it straight after cooking, or you can stuff a bird with it! We have done both. When you stuff it, there is definitely more flavor and more of that soft and gooey texture to your finished stuffing.
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- 1 cup wild rice, raw
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms, brown, Italian, or Crimini
- 1 medium onion
- 3 tablespoon butter, unsalted
- 3 teaspoon thyme, fresh
- 1/8 cup parsley, fresh
- 1/2 teaspoon sage, ground
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
- Cook your wild rice according to package directions.
- Chop all your veggies. In a skillet, melt butter and add veggies. Cook until veggies begin to soften.
- Add seasonings and cook a few more minutes.
- Lastly, add your cooked wild rice. Add enough salt and pepper to your preference.