A gluten-free stuffing recipe is crucial for those who need avoid gluten due to allergies or sensitivities. A turkey stuffed with a standard stuffing is rendered inedible by anyone suffering from Celiac or another gluten intolerance, which makes finding an alternative so important. This stuffing recipe uses rice in place of a traditional bread filling. The result is good enough to eat for everyday dinners or to stuff your bird for your next holiday meal.
Wild Rice Gluten-Free Stuffing
This recipe makes approximately three cups of stuffing. Leave at least two hours for preparing it before you cook your bird.
- 2 cups gluten-free chicken broth
- 1 cup wild rice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, chopped fine
- 1/2 small celery stalk, diced fine
- 1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped coarse
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, minced
- Heat the chicken broth in a medium-sized saucepan until boiling.
- Add the rice, reduce the heat to low, and cover. Cook the rice for 40 to 45 minutes or until tender.
- Set the rice aside in a bowl.
- Heat the butter in a saute pan until melted.
- Add the onion, celery, pecans and fresh herbs.
- Saute on high heat until the onion is translucent.
- Pour the onion mixture over the rice and mix well.
- Stir in the cranberries.
This recipe does well stuffed inside a traditional turkey, but it makes a wonderful side dish on its own. Serve with other more traditional sides such as mashed potatoes and gravy for a delicious stuffing alternative.
If desired, add diced red peppers to the mix as well. Other types of long-grain rice can be used in place of wild rice. Avoid sticky or short-grained rice, which may give a gummy texture to the dish.
Enjoy Your Family Meal
Leaving out a key dish in a traditional family meal can feel unsettling. Try substituting your old stuffing recipe for this one made of rice, and enjoy the entire meal once more.