Thanksgiving is just around the corner and as we make the final decisions about what is to be on this year’s menu, the idea of rice stuffing keeps coming up in my head.
As a girl, I have memories of my grandmother making her ever-so-tasty stuffing. She put so much love into her food that anything that came from her kitchen was without a doubt the best. She would chop everything by hand, never using a food processor. I can’t say that I would go as far as to give up my food processor but what I admired is the love she put into everything she touched.
With that, I wanted to make a stuffing that is similar to hers, without the bread. Lucky Sprouts had a sale on organic wild rice, which make an awesome stuffing substitute. Now all I needed was the mixed veggies. My grandmother always put the traditional onion, carrots, and celery in her stuffing, this recipe is very similar to the traditional stuffing I had as a kid.
As much as I loved my grandmother’s stuffing, I have to say that I love this one more. “Sorry, Grandma.” I couldn’t have imagined it coming out any better. Seriously delicious!Print
Easy Wild Rice Stuffing
This recipe is perfect for stuffing almost anything or as a side or even just as is. I created this recipe for our Thanksgiving feast but now my children request it all year round. Enjoy it with the ones you love!
- Prep Time: 15 min.
- Cook Time: 20 min.
- Total Time: 35 min.
- 2 cups wild rice
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups carrots (chopped)
- 2 cups celery (chopped)
- 2 cups onion (chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 1 tbs Himalayan sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- In a large pan melt coconut oil over medium heat.
- Add your rice and sauté for a few minutes.
- Then add your chopped carrots, celery, onions, and garlic and mix all your ingredients together. Then add your seasoning and sauté again for about 3-5 minutes.
- Add 3 cups vegetable broth, cover your pan and simmer for 20 min on medium-low heat or until rice is tender.
- Allow time to cool before stuffing.
This recipe is super easy especially if you use your food processor to chop all your ingredients. Cook at medium to low heat so that your rice doesn’t stick to your pan. Makes for easy cleanup.
I hope you give this recipe a try and if you do let me know what you think! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and tag me on Instagram @LiveSimplyNatural! I love to see what you come up with. Stay tuned :)
Wild rice is a gluten-free food and is a good source of fiber, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, Vitamin B6, and niacin, which helps to give you energy and nurture your bones. It contains twice as much protein as brown rice and is extremely high in antioxidants. A serving of wild rice is lower in calories than other rice varieties and has been known to help lower cholesterol. Wild rice contains Vitamins A, C, and E, which are essential for overall health and immunity.