Wild Rice Stuffing with Bacon
Wild Rice Stuffing is the perfect substitute for traditional stuffing and is made with bacon! Make this super tasty side next Thanksgiving!
Servings 8 servings
- 1 box Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice you must get this brand and flavor!
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- 10 slices smoked bacon
- 3 tablespoons reserved bacon grease
- 1 medium onion diced
- 3 stalks celery diced
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 dash ground sage optional
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries optional
- 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds optional
Cook two kinds of rice together, according to package directions. Once cooked, scoop into a large bowl. In a large skillet, cook bacon to be slightly crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels. Crumble and set aside.
Pour off bacon grease, leaving 3 tablespoons in the pan. Sautee onions and celery in the grease until tender, 5 minutes.
Stir cooked vegetables, bacon, salt, pepper, cream, sage and cranberries into the rice. At this point, you could stuff your turkey with this stuffing or pour into a baking dish, cover with foil and warm in a 300-degree oven until ready to serve.
Right before serving, top with toasted slivered almonds.
Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 0.6mg