Wild and Brown Rice Dressing With Apples, Pecans and Cranberries

Recipe by threeovens
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 12-16
YIELD: 8 cups




  • In a large saucepan, simmer the wild rice in 4 1/2 cups broth, salt to taste, until the grains start to break open; drain off any liquid, return to the pot and stretch a clean kitchen towel beneath the lid and let sit 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a smaller saucepan, simmer the brown rice, with 1 1/2 cups broth, salt, until tender and all the liquid has been absorbed, 35 to 40 minutes; turn off heat and stretch a clean kitchen towel under the lid and let sit 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil, over medium heat, and cook the onion, stirring often, until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Add celery and a generous pinch of salt, and continue cooking another 3 or 4 minutes; stir in garlic, if using, and cook 30 seconds.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl; add rices and toss well.
  • Increase the heat in the skillet to medium high and add the butter; when the foaming subsides, add apple, stirring until they begin to caramelize, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add to the rice mixture; add remaining ingredients, toss and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F; grease a large baking dish with butter or oil.
  • Transfer rice mixture to baking dish, cover with aluminum foil, and warm in oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • NOTE: The rices can be cooked up to 3 days in advance. The entire dish is better the second day, so you can make it a day ahead and heat the day you are serving it.