Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
A rice dressing good for holiday or family dinners.
- 2 1⁄2 cups converted white rice
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 lb smoked ham, cut into 1/2 inch dice
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 medium celery ribs, chopped (with leaves)
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup turkey broth or 1 -1 1⁄2 cup chicken broth, as needed
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 2 (8 ounce) containers oysters, drained and cut into 2-3 pieces (may use 24 fresh shucked oysters)
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat.
- Add in the rice; lower heat to medium.
- Boil for about 15-20 minutes or until rice is barely tender.
- Drain rice in a sieve and rinse under cold running water.
- Transfer rice to a large bowl.
- In a big skillet, let butter melt over medium-high heat.
- Add in the ham, celery, bell pepper, scallions, and garlic; stir/saute for about 10-12 minutes or until the onion is golden.
- Add in the Cajun seasoning; stir fo 30 seconds.
- Add in tomato sauce, 1 cup broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
- Bring to a simmer; lower heat to medium and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until slightly thickened.
- Add the sauce to the bowl rice along with the oysters; stir to mix.
- Transfer mixture to a lightly butter casserole dish.
- Drizzle with 1/2 cup broth; cover and bake in a 350° oven for about 30 minutes.