Black and Brown Rice Dressing With Walnuts and Pears

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 12-14
YIELD: 7 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the black and brown rices in separate saucepans, using 1 part rice to 2 parts broth, following package directions for timing (about 35 to 40 minutes); once rice is tender, turn off heat and place a clean kitchen towel under saucepan lids and let rice sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Transfer both rices to a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil, over medium heat, and add onion; cook, stirring often, until onion starts to soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Add celery and a generous pinch of salt, and continue cooking about 3 or 4 minutes more; add garlic, if using, and cook 30 seconds.
  • Remove from heat and add to bowl of rice.
  • Increase heat under skillet to medium high and add butter; once foaming subsides, add the pears and cook, stirring, until they are lightly seared and translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add pears to rice.
  • Add remaining ingredients to rice and gently toss; taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F; grease a large baking dish with either oil or butter.
  • Place rice mixture into prepared baking dish, cover with aluminum foil, and place in oven until heated through, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • NOTE: The rice can be cooked up to 3 days in advance. The stuffing is better if made a day in advance.
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