Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing

This Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing is a great healthy alternative to traditional Thanksgiving stuffing without compromising flavor. Complete your holiday table with this vegan + gluten-free recipe which comes loaded with a blend of wild rice, cranberries, almonds, cilantro, and seasonings.

Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing

Wild rice is one of the healthiest rices out there. While it’s described as hard to cook by some, this rice is truly worth the wait.

Honestly, I don’t eat wild rice that often, but when I do, it’s always been good especially since I like to make mine well seasoned.

Much like Basmati rice, wild rice takes a bit longer to make and for the perfect rice, requires a crucial step or two.

Nevertheless, it’s not that bad in terms of the process.

Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing

Previously, I made this Brown Butter Lobster, Shrimp, Crispy Kale + Wild Rice Bowl, which was phenomenal by the way.

Packed with great flavors, a bit of spiciness, and different textures, this recipe comes as an healthy alternative for all the seafood lovers. Topped over the healthiest rice to ever exist—wild rice, this bowl wins for the best in flavor for sure!

Other than that, I haven’t made much rices which feature this type of rice, although you can always substitute my recipes which include rice with this, if preferred.

Why is Wild Rice Considered One of the Healthiest?

It’s actually not rice, it’s a seed.

It’s a whole grain that works especially for those with a Gluten sensitivity.

It’s one of the highest in protein and fiber.

Contains powerful antioxidants.

May help to decrease your risk of heart disease.

May help to lower your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Contains other great nutrients such as Folate, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and more.

Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing

Important Tips For Making Wild Rice.

Because wild rice is a special grain, it’s super important to note that it takes longer to cook. Unlike other rices which are cooked within a few minutes, wild rice takes at least 45-60 minutes to be fully cooked.

I usually cook my wild rice with a spoon of butter and half water and half veggie stock (or chicken stock if not a vegan recipe).

Once cooked, the wild rice should begin to ‘open up’ and curl a bit, which indicates that it’s done. The amount of water to rice ratio depends on the packaging instructions, so be sure to follow it well.

Lastly, when the rice is fully cooked and you’ve turned off the heat, be sure to leave the pot cover tightly sealed for 10-15 minutes, before opening it again. This allows the rice to absorb all the moisture and create a nice texture.

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These Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are THE Best! Don’t believe me? Try them for yourself. More importantly, the use of applesauce (Yes, you read it right!) gives these cookies a nice chewiness, softness, + gooeyness that will leave you wanting just one more cookie (or maybe 2 or 3! Haha!).

Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing

Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?

Start by cooking the wild rice per packaging instructions, adding 1 Tbsp of butter and substituting water with veggie broth, if preferred.

When the rice is fully cooked and you’ve turned off the heat, be sure to leave the pot cover tightly sealed for 10-15 minutes, before opening it again. This allows the rice to absorb all the moisture and create a nice texture.

In a large bowl, add all the ingredients together (including the cooked rice) and toss/mix until well combined.

To serve, add wild rice stuffing to a nice medium platter and top with additional cranberries, almonds, and cilantro.

Bon Appetit!

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Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing
Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing

Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic wild rice (I use Lundberg Family Farm)
  • 1 cup

    wild blend rice

    (I use Lundberg Family Farm)
  • 1 Tbsp vegan butter
  • veggie stock or fresh water (According to packaging measurements)

Stuffing Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 Tbsps dried parsley
  • pinch of ground turmeric (See Notes!)
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 1 cup organic dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup halved almonds
  • handful of cilantro leaves

Instructions

  • Start by cooking the wild rice per packaging instructions, adding 1 Tbsp of butter and substituting water with veggie broth, if preferred.
  • When the rice is fully cooked and you've turned off the heat, be sure to leave the pot cover tightly sealed for 10-15 minutes, before opening it again. This allows the rice to absorb all the moisture and create a nice texture.
  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients together (including the cooked rice) and toss/mix until well combined.
  • To serve, add wild rice stuffing to a nice medium platter and top with additional cranberries, almonds, and cilantro.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

TURMERIC: While adding turmeric is optional, it definitely has benefits: powerful medicinal properties, natural anti-inflammatory ingredient, increases antioxidant activity in the body, and more.
STORAGE: Leftovers can be stored in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days, for optimal freshness. 
 

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