Wild Rice Stuffing

What makes rice wild rice?

Wild rice, distinct with its long black grains, chewy texture, and nutty flavor, sets itself apart from white and brown rice. It's a native North American aquatic grass with an edible grain, requiring longer cooking than regular rice.

Cook the Rice

Cook rice according to package directions, using broth instead of water.

Saute Meat and Veggies

Cook the sausage, apple, onion, celery, thyme, salt, and pepper in a skillet until sausage is cooked through.

Add Additional Ingredients

Stir in the pecans, cranberries, and sage, and cook for another minute or two.

Combine with Rice

Add the cooked rice and balsamic vinegar and stir to combine.

Serve or Bake First

If you prefer, transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and cover. Bake at 325°F for 20-30 minutes

Garnish and Enjoy

Garnish with additional minced sage or fresh parsley, if desired. Serve with your favorite holiday meals.

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