Wild Rice Stuffing with Chestnuts
Don't wait for Thanksgiving to make this excellent stuffing. You can enjoy it as a side dish any time of year, especially if you use the ready-to eat chestnuts or even the frozen ones.
Wild rice has a nice chewy texture and is very flavorful
compared to its domesticated counterparts. The addition of fresh chestnuts enhances the earthy flavor of the wild rice, adding a little mystery.
This recipe will make
approximately enough for a 14-16 pound turkey.
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat and add the onion, garlic, carrot, and herbs. Sauté for about 5 minutes, then add the red wine. Simmer the ingredients in the wine until the mixture is reduced to a tight paste. This should take about 12-15 minutes.
Add the rice, the bread, and the chestnuts. Stir and season with the salt and the pepper.
Scrape the skillet mixture into a large bowl, then mix in the eggs, the caraway seeds, and one or two ladles of chicken stock. Mix thoroughly until everything is evenly moistened.
Fill the turkey and roast.