Wild Rice Stuffing with Chestnuts

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.

4 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, diced
4 tablespoons marjoram leaves
4 tablespoons fresh sage, torn in pieces
4 cups dry red wine
4 cups wild rice, cooked 4 cups rye bread cubes, dried
1 1/2 cup roasted fresh chestnuts, shelled
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 eggs
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
2 cups chicken stock


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. 


Products suggested for this recipe:

Earthy Delights

2871 Jolly Road

Okemos MI 48864

tel 855.328.8732

fax 517.253.7366


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