Wild Rice and Apple Stuffing

    1 hour 30 minutes

    This wild rice stuffing is perfect with roast chicken, turkey or pork. It includes wild rice, apples, currants and bacon.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 4 cups water
    • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
    • 185g wild rice
    • 155g bacon, diced
    • 500g onions, diced
    • 410g celery, diced
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 220g long-grain white rice
    • 280g currants
    • 120g dried cherries
    • 90g dried cranberries
    • 60g dried apricots
    • 125g apples, diced, skin on
    • 1/2 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
    • 6 tablespoons dried mixed herbs
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 2 cups of the water and the chicken stock to the boil. Stir in wild rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
    2. Place bacon in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain bacon, reserving fat, and set aside.
    3. In the frying pan, gently fry onions and celery with the reserved bacon fat and 1 tablespoon water. Cook until very soft, about 20 minutes.
    4. Stir remaining 2 cups of water, white rice, currants, cherries, cranberries, apricots and apples into the wild rice. Continue cooking for 20 minutes, or until wild rice and white rice are tender.
    5. In a large bowl, stir bacon and onion mixture into the rice mixture. Add parsley and dried herbs, stir through, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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    Great recipe, my guests loved it. I replaced wild rice with brown rice and doubled the quantity of dried cranberries as I didn't have dried cherries. The amount of stuffing was for a 7kg turkey while I had only the 5kg one. So I froze some for when I make poultry next time. You may want to reduce the amount of ingredients proportionately. Will definitely use this recipe again.  -  26 Dec 2011


    It should read: "Cook 1 cup of wild rice in 1 1/2 cup of water AND 1 1/2 cup of broth, for a total of 3 cups of liquid". Other places online say that 1 cup of wild rice should be cooked in 3 cups of water, so that's how we tried it and it was great! BTW, we're vegetarian and left out the bacon all together and it was really great wrapped in Tofurky turkey lunch meats and baked.  -  24 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Awesome recipe! I served this with 'Roast Chicken with Rosemary' from this site and it was wonderful. Would be great for a pot luck.  -  06 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)