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Festive Rice Stuffing

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
Total: 55 min.
The tastes of tart green apples and sweet raisins complement the undertone of curry in this versatile stuffing. Use Wehani rice or any unseasoned rice blend.


  • 1 1/2 cups Wehani or rice blend
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 Tbs medium curry powder
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apple


  • Rinse rice and let drain. Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in rice, cover, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender. Transfer the cooked rice to a strainer and rinse quickly with cold water to stop cooking. Drain the rice thoroughly, then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • As the rice cooks, heat oil in a small skillet until hot but not smoking. Add onion and toss to coat with oil. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Reduce heat and continue to cook, stirring often, until onion is soft, about 8 minutes.
  • Raise heat to medium. Add garlic, celery, mushrooms, and curry. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms have softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in apple juice and cook just to blend.
  • Add the mushroom mixture along with the raisins and apples to the rice and stir to combine. Reheat stuffing in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 20 minutes before serving.
  • Serve the rice as a side dish or as a stuffing for bell peppers, prebaked winter squash, or eggplant.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 203
  Calories from Fat 15 (7%)
(3%)Total Fat 2g
(1%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(10%)Sodium 228mg
(8%)Potassium 284mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(8%)Protein 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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