Wild Rice Stuffing

Posted By Robin Gleason on Oct 11, 2018 | 0 comments

A wild rice stuffing, perfect for chickens or for your holiday turkey. Packed with all the same flavors, this is a gluten free stuffing you won’t want to miss!

A platter arranged with wild rice stuffing and a baked chicken.Thanks to our friend Teri over at nocrumbsleft for an amazing recipe — the perfect inspiration to planning a healthy, gluten free Thanksgiving!

The Perfect Gluten Free Stuffing

I love Floating Leaf Rice Blends and Prairie Blends. They are so full of protein and they keep you full and satisfied. The combination of sprouted lentils, wild rice and quinoa with mushrooms, onions and pepper all simmered in chicken stock is magnificent.  You can take it up a notch with Shiitake mushrooms too. I think its fun to do two batches at the same time so that you have a perfect lunch to go the next day!

A bowl of wild rice with ingredients to make a wild rice stuffing.

Packed with Plant Proteins!

What’s fabulous about Floating Leaf Rice Blends and Prairie Blends are certified gluten free and their range of grains and legume blends are a great alternative for vegetable forward thinkers. There are several to choose from: Sprouted Brown Rice, Split Pea and Quinoa, Sprouted Black Bean and Organic Brown Rice are delicious but my favorite is Sprouted Crimson Lentils, Wild Rice and Quinoa. And our missions are aligned in the fair treatment of farmers and harvesters and sustaining the environment.

A pan showing how to make wild rice stuffing.For me, these blends are perfect for family cooking. I have a family member who is plant based and one who is gluten free and who doesn’t enjoy a lot of protein – so this is a home run for the whole group! It’s a wonderful jumping off point for anything from soup made with homemade chicken broth, a rice bowl, or for the bed of a stir fry.fullsizeoutput_8802Here are some tips for a successful Thanksgiving. This menu will allow you to handle all of the main dishes. You want to enjoy the holiday and that means spreading the love around so that everyone is part of pulling the party together.

Mini Thanksgiving Menu

  • Appetizer – Assign to a friend.
  • Heroine Chicken
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Green beans
  • Rolls – Assign to a friend.
  • Wine and non-alcoholic beverages – Assign to a friend.
  • Desserts – Assign to a friend.

And, Don’t forget to add a can of cranberries to your spread for a bit of old school family flavor.


Wild Rice Stuffing

A healthy, gluten free stuffing, packed with traditional holiday flavors. Great for a holiday turkey companion, but also great as a side dish for any meal!

  • 1 1/4 cup Floating Leaf Sprouted Crimson Lentils, Wild Rice, and Quinoa
  • 3 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 8 ounces brown mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 Serrano pepper (deseeded and finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  1. Rinse the Floating Leaf Sprouted Crimson Lentils, Wild Rice and Quinoa under cold water.

  2. In a medium sauce pan over high heat, combine the chicken stock, rice and 1 bay leaf, stirring occasionally. Once boiling, continue to cook for 5 minutes. Then reduce the heat to medium low, cover and cook for 20 more minutes, or until done. Set aside.

  3. In a medium sauté pan, over medium high heat, combine 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil, stirring to combine. Add the mushrooms, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, stirring occasionally and until brown, about 5-7 minutes. When done, transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  4. Return the pan to the stove, over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, stirring until combined and melted. Add the onions and Serrano pepper and cook until caramelized, about 7 minutes. Turn off the heat. 

  5. Then add the mushrooms to the sauté pan and the cooked rice, stirring to combine. Top with chopped parsley. 

  6. Use to stuff a turkey or chicken, or serve as a dish dish.

This recipe uses Floating Leaf’s Prairie Blends. We recommend using either the Sprouted Brown Rice, Split Pea and Quinoa, or the Sprouted Crimson Lentils, Wild Rice and Quinoa in this dish. An image showing the 3 Floating Leaf Prairie Blend products.

Our products are available online, and also at the following grocers. Be sure to check out our wild rice, our grain and legume blends, and our gluten free rice pasta and pancake mixes!

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