Wild Rice, Raisin & Apple Stuffing

Wild Rice, Raisin & Apple Stuffing
If you are looking for a new way to serve rice, this is such a great side dish!
Don’t wait to serve it with fancy holiday turkey dinners,
because it’s great with any weeknight Roast Chicken!
You probably have most of the ingredients in your own pantry right now,
which makes this an easy side dish to make!
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Simple.  Every day festive.  Comforting.
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Wild Rice, Raisin & Apple Stuffing
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  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice (you can use brown rice too)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 apple, cut into small chunks (smaller than bite size)
  • 1/3 cup raisins (or cranberries, or a mixture of the two)
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt & pepper


  1. In a pot, simmer your rice, water and bay leaves until the rice is fully cooked. (About 45 minutes for wild rice.)
  2. When the rice is done, drain any remaining water, and remove the bay leaves. Set aside.
  3. In the meantime, in a frying pan, cook the celery and onion in the butter until tender.
  4. Then add to the rice.
  5. Add the sage, thyme, salt & pepper, apple chunks and raisins. Mix well.

  • Brown rice works well for this recipe too.
  • I like to add all kinds of extras to this dish.  I usually add apples, raisins and chickpeas.  But you can add any kind of ingredients you like, such as chickpeas, pine nuts, cranberries, chopped dried apricot.  It’s really versatile!
  • Serve as a side with Roasted Chicken!
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  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma October 12, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Hey I actually Dooo have most of these ingredients in my pantry..this is rare haha! What a perfect little sounding meal

  • Reply Amy October 12, 2011 at 4:00 AM

    This looks and sounds delicious. You’re so right, this could be good for weeknight side dish…I don’t think I need to stuff this anywhere beside straight to my tummy! hahaha….thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Mary October 12, 2011 at 4:45 AM

    This sounds delicious, Jo-anna! I am always looking for new rice ideas. I like the look of this dish. Thanks!

  • Reply Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen October 12, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    I could eat it like that! mm mm!

  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened October 12, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    You’re right – I have most of the ingredients already (yahoo!). Great way to fancy up my brown rice a bit, thanks!

  • Reply Amy @ Positively Splendid November 14, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    This sounds absolutely delicious, and so autumnal! Thanks so much for linking up to my party.

  • Reply Fabulous Food Ideas for Thanksgiving November 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    […] of my recipes that you might like for your holidays! 1.  Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, 2.  Wild Rice Apple Stuffing, 3.  Sweet Potato Biscuits, 4.  Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal, 5.  Caramel Apple Cake, 6. […]

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