Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Amazing Stuffing

Oh. my. goodness.

I LOVE stuffing.

Seriously, it's the best part about Thanksgiving dinner.

And my favorite leftover . . . ever!

With everyone talking about November and the upcoming fattening holiday, I have been craving stuffing.

I recently purchased a Depression Era cookbook at a consignment shop, and I love it! So many recipes I want to try.

I actually read through the entire cookbook and marked recipes I want to try. Guess which recipe was at the top of my to-do list?


The cookbook called it "Wild Rice Dressing", or something like that.

Rice in stuffing? Never thought of that, but it sounded good.

And it was good!!!

I read this recipe about 20 times over 3 days, and perused my Betty Crocker cookbook's version of stuffing, as well.

I came up with my own version of the most amazing stuffing ever!!!

FAITH'S AMAZING STUFFING (as usual, measurements are approximate)

2 cups cooked rice (I used brown)
1/2 to 1 loaf bread, cubed and dried (oven toasted works, too!)
4 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 large or 1 small/medium onion, chopped
1 apple, sliced or chopped (optional, but tasty!)
1/2 cup butter (or more, if you want it really moist--but 1 cup was too much!)
1.5 to 2 cups chicken stock (or water and bouillon cubes)
1-2 Tbsp parsley
1 tsp sage
1 tsp thyme
1-2 tsp salt (to taste)
few dashes pepper (to taste)
handful of cranberries (optional)

1) While cooking rice and toasting bread, saute celery, apples, and onion in butter (in a medium-large saucepan).

2) When soft, add chicken stock, spices, and cranberries. Cook until bubbly. 

3) Remove from heat (or turn off heat) and add everything else. Mix carefully and thoroughly.

4) Transfer to casserole dish (at least 2 quart), cover, and bake until warm or longer. I did about 2 hours at 200 degrees. 20-30 minutes at 350 would probably do the trick.

Please, enjoy this as much as I did/am!!!


  1. Yummy - I am going to have to try your recipe. Stuffing is a favorite of mine too and it gets even better as a left over! lol

  2. sounds so yummy! I have a recipe I have been using for a few years now and I love it too. actually our whole meal now is the same haha. it has been fun making our own traditions with holiday meals

  3. I love stuffing, but I'm the only one in my family so I don't make it much or it will go to waste :(

  4. I've never seen a recipe with both rice and bread in the stuffing. I like both kinds though.

  5. Sounds wonderful. I love stuffing too and it is in the top running for favorite thanksgiving food. (My orange cranberry sauce is giving it a run for the money)

    I love to make a sandwich on Friday after Thanksgiving on large, thick slices of country white bread with sliced white turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing pressed down and cut in half diagonally. mmmmmmmmmmm

  6. I HAVE to try this. YUMMY!


  7. Looks delicious. . .and I could eat stuffing every day of the year. . .like pumpkin pie. However, my hubby dislikes stuffing and so I only make it once a year during Thanksgiving. I've got to give yours a try. . .I can just taste it right now!!!

    Thanks for sharing. . .Rose

  8. Sounds yummy! I've never made stuffing with rice in it before. I always make cornbread stuffing. May have to make two kinds. :) I love left over stuffing is even good cold from the fridge.

  9. Yummmmmmm! Maybe you should sell some on your etsy shop? :)


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