Original Rice Stuffing

Original Rice StuffingThis incredible blend of natural rice and fruit makes the most incredible and festive stuffing. You can use wild rice instead of forbidden rice; after all, it is more traditional. Wild rice also takes a bit longer to cook and perhaps more water. Forbidden rice is dark, short-grained and wonderfully delicious; especially when combined with the amber-colored Wehani rice. I just love that nature gives us so many incredible and original, unaltered foods. As with all seeds, be sure to give yourself time to soak the rice and let its natural enzymes break down the phytic acid that otherwise can create digestive stress.See explanation here.

Serves 12


1½ cups water

1½ cups organic chicken broth (read the label and make sure it doesn’t include cane sugar—I can’t believe I have to warn you that some chicken broth has added sugar!!)

1 cup uncooked Wehani rice

½ cup uncooked Forbidden rice

2 Tbs olive oil or butter

3 cups diced onions

3 cups diced celery

1 Tbs water

1¾ cups currants

2 cup fresh cranberries

½ cup dried, unsweetened apricots

1 cup diced, unpeeled apples

½ cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

2 Tbs dried sage

1 Tbs rosemary

1 Tbs thyme

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp sea salt

½ tsp pepper

  1. Soak the rice overnight in filtered water. In the morning, drain and rinse the rice and let it sit, covered, on the counter until you are ready to start cooking.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 1½ cups water and the chicken broth to a boil. Stir in rices. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes.
  3. Stir currants, cranberries, apricots, and apples into the rice and cook another 10 minutes or until done.
  4. In the skillet melt the butter or add olive oil and 1 tablespoon water, sauté onions and celery over low-medium heat. Cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the onion mixture into the rice mixture. Mix in the Italian parsley and other seasonings.
  6. Stuff into poultry cavity and bake following recommended time guidelines for the size and type of bird or vegetable that you are using.
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