My mother has used this for a stuffing for turkey and cornish hens, but I like to mix in some peas and serve it as a side dish. This is the recipe for the basic stuffing my mother uses.
- Mix the butter, thyme and garlic salt into the rice until mixed.
- As a stuffing: Stuff into cornish hen or turkey and bake until bird is done. I serve the stuffing still inside the hen, but I take it out of the turkey and sometimes bake the rice a bit more for the added crisp. (My family likes crispy rice :) ).
- To crispify: Throw the bowl into the oven at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until it's slightly crispy on top.
- As a side dish, I mix as above and add peas and serve. I imagine the rice would work well mixed with other veggies, but we just love our peas so much that it's normally what I add. Trust me and use real butter, and don't omit.
This was a really nice side dish. I didn't have ground thyme, so used some crushed dried thyme leaves. Thanks for sharing this nice recipe. Made for Spring PAC 2013.