Apple Rice Stuffing

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Amy:

Stuffing is one of my all time favourite things to eat when there is a turkey on the table!  I love anything with poultry-type seasonings like thyme and sage!  You can make stuffing with gluten free bread which can be delicious…but slightly expensive at $7 for a tiny loaf.

I found this fun recipe in one of my favourite cookbooks Simply in Season.  I like that it uses naturally gluten free whole foods and I didn’t change anything in the recipe!  I’ll have to make it again….maybe even for Christmas dinner!

Ingredients (Can easily be double to feed a crowd):

1 cup brown rice

2 1/3 cups apple juice

1-2 tbsp butter/earth balance

1/2 large onion, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

2 large unpeeled green apples, diced

1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (or sunflower/pumpkin seeds or raisin/dried apricots)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp dried herbs of choice thyme, sage, basil, oregano

1/2 tsp poultry seasoning

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Cook rice in apple juice until tender. Set aside.

2. Melt butter or Earth Balance in a pan. Saute onion and celery until soft.

3. Add rice, cooked vegetables, apples and remaining ingredients into a casserole dish, cover. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes.  Alternatively can be used as stuffing in poultry.

 

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