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Wild Rice Stuffing

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 8 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 10 ingredients

Wild Rice Stuffing a perfect choice for the Thanksgiving table. This nutty tasting, chewy black grain is native to the lakes and rivers of the states bordering the Northern USA and Canada, and sacred to...


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons thyme leaves
  • 2 cups wild rice blend
  • 4 cups water or broth
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • 1¼ cup roughly chopped toasted hazelnuts
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Nutrition Facts


373 cals


21 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

14 g


41 g


7 g


5 g


9 g


544 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil and butter in a stockpot over medium heat. Add the onions and thyme and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until the onions are soft and turning brown. Add the rice, water or broth, and salt and bring to a boil then simmer and cover for 40 minutes.
  3. Stir in the parsley, cranberries and hazelnuts. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes or until the liquid is mostly absorbed. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to a greased 9- x 12- inch baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Chef Tips

If you are not using a blend, use 1 cup brown rice and 1 cup wild rice.

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