Grape-Nuts and Wild Rice Stuffing

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Prep Time: 20 Min

Total Time: 90 Min

Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (32 ounces) or 4 cups fat-free lower sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups wild rice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup Grape Nuts Cereal, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried reduced sugar cranberries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped sage
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

Bring chicken broth and water to a boil, stir in wild rice. Reduce heat and simmer, covered 40-45 minutes or until kernels puff open. Drain off and reserve any excess liquid.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion, celery, carrot, thyme, salt and pepper; sauté 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, combine rice, vegetables, 3/4 cup of the Grape-Nuts cereal, dried cranberries, raisins, parsley and sage. Add 1 cup of reserved liquid. Spoon stuffing into a 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and remaining 1/4 cup Grape-Nuts cereal. Cover with foil; bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 5 minutes more to toast almonds.

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