Recipe by glenda
This is the Turkey stuffing of choice for my family. Growing up my dad was Celiac and could not have traditional stuffing, my mom always made this instead. As a result I don't really like traditional bread stuffing very much! It has a wonderful nutty taste because of the whole grain rice. The raisins give it a bit of a sweet surprise mixed with the savory, I am not a big raisin fan so I often leave them out but if you like raisins go for it. (This recipe will not work with any form of white rice.)
- 1 1⁄2 cups long grain brown rice
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup wild rice
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 2 cups mixed mushrooms
- 1 cup onion
- 1 1⁄2 cups celery and all the celery leaves from 1 celery
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
Directions See How It's Made
- Put rice into large pot of water about 8 cups. Simmer for 45 min to an hour just until the wild rice has started to burst. Drain water and allow to cool to room temperature. While the rice is cooking, chop up the mushrooms, onion, and celery and saute, celery should still be firm once cooked. When rice is cooled add it to the vegetable mixture with all remaining ingredients seasoning for taste.
- Take cheese cloth and line inside of turkey with enough extra to tie up later. Spoon stuffing mixture into the cheesecloth/turkey tie closed. If you have extra put it into another piece of cheesecloth and put this into the bottom of the roaster so that it is in the pan juices later.
- Cook turkey as normal.
- **I have used a prepackaged rice mix to make this as well it is called "Lundberg Wild Blend" 1 package is the perfect amount for this recipe just replace for both of the above rice amounts. I get it from our Walmart Supercentre.
- Additional seasoning can be added as well for instance if you really like sage in your stuffing there is no reason why you could not add it here as well.