20 years ago my daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease! At the time, we felt overwhelmed. What do you feed your child when she can’t have wheat, rye, barley, malt and everything else in between? You would be surprised to find out how many products, including frozen and canned foods, contain gluten! And how many others are contaminated. One of our first challenge was our Holiday Dinner, from the gravy to the cookies without forgetting the required turkey stuffing, all contained gluten! We originally tried a gluten-free bread stuffing but nobody really liked it, gluten-free bread is an acquired taste. The following year, I tried a gluten-free rice stuffing recipe, and it was a hit! So, in the spirit of sharing, here is the best gluten-free rice stuffing recipe you will ever eat (or one of them anyway!). I personally prefer it to bread stuffing and it is healthier.
I know, you must think this post has nothing to do with money. It does! It is an affordable gluten free recipe! And next time, we will try the Money Stuffing Recipe!
Best Gluten Free Rice Stuffing Recipe For Turkey
It is one of the simplest recipes I have found and also one of the best. Sure to please all members of your family whether they have Celiac Disease or not! Plus these days, lots of people follow gluten free diets for various health reasons.
This past Thanksgiving (Canada) I tried a cranberry & apple bread stuffing for a change and, while I quite enjoyed it, it wasn’t such a hit with the rest of the family.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
- 2 cups long grain white rice ( when I can find it, I buy a mix of long grain with wild rice)
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup raisins (my kids don’t like it with raisins but I do)
- 1/2 cup dry sherry (I usually skip that ingredient)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon sage
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme.
- Cook the rice in 31/2 cups water or whatever the rice instructions call for.
- Sauté the onion through garlic in the butter.
- Combine the rice and onion mixture with raisins through thyme, and mix thoroughly
- Stuff the bird just before cooking.
- Keep the extra aside and warm up before serving.
Make sure to follow the mixing steps carefully as it does make a difference in the overall taste if you don’t. I mixed in the spices during step #2 once and it wasn’t as good.
The Perfect Dinner
Happy Thanksgiving to all our american readers
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