Broccoli, Wild Rice, and Mushroom Stuffing

In Side Dishes on November 11, 2010 at 8:15 pm

There’s nothing like the PERFECT stuffing to compliment an AWESOME turkey! I decided to start the hunt for the perfect stuffing early this year, and this was experiment one! I found this recipe on allrecipes.com, they refer to it as Leslie’s Broccoli, Wild Rice, and Mushroom Stuffing.

I made a lot of changes, so let’s start with the ingredients:

Ingredients

I combined the rice and water in a pot, and brought it to a boil. I then reduced the heat to low, and let it simmer for 45 minutes.

Boiling Rice

When the rice had about 15 minutes left I placed the butter into a skillet, and melted it.

Melted Butter

I then sauteed the onion and mushrooms.

Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms

When the rice had about 10 minutes left I put the broccoli in a large pot, with just enough water to cover it, and boiled it for about 5 minutes, or until it could easily be cut.

Broccoli

Once the onion and mushrooms became tender, I added the stuffing mix and chicken broth, and heated the mixture until it was hot through.

Onion, Mushrooms, and Stuffing Mix

When the rice was done, I poured it into a large mixing bowl, and then added the onion, mushrooms, and stuffing mixture.

Rice, Mushrooms, Onion, and Stuffing Mix

When the broccoli was done, I drained the water, and added it to the large mixing bowl.

Onion, Mushrooms, Stuffing, and Broccoli

Once everything was combined well, I poured it into a baking pan.

Ready for the Oven, or the Bird!

Since I didn’t have a Turkey to stuff…this time. I baked the stuffing for 30 minutes at 350°F.

Ready to Eat!

This was an AMAZING first try! Though if this is the stuffing I select for my turkey, I won’t be using the broccoli. I’ve come to the conclusion that broccoli is a separate Thanksgiving side dish. This stuffing had a lot of flavor, and was very filling (it was my dinner). I might try adding more broth next time as well, or not baking it as long, as it was a little dry. We’ll see what happens after I try my other stuffing experiments!

What kind of stuffing do you make/have with your turkey at Thanksgiving? Let me know, because I’m taking suggestions.

In the meantime, give this one a try, and…

Bon Appetit!

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  1. This looks great! Stuffing is one of my Thanksgiving favorites. My mom makes an awesome apple and sausage stuffing. I highly recommend making that or just the apple stuffing is great too!

  2. Apple and sausage! That sounds delicious, no wonder stuffing is one of your Thanksgiving favorites! I may have to look for a recipe for that, I think I want to try a cornbread stuffing next. I can’t get enough of the muffins with my chili. Thanks for the idea!

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