Wild Rice Stuffing

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! Adapted from The Joy of Cooking.

Course Side Dish
Servings 8 servings
Calories 353 kcal
Author Lauren


  • 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
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 dash ground sage optional
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries optional
  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds optional
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  1. 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.
  2. Pour off bacon grease, leaving 3 tablespoons in the pan. Sautee onions and celery in grease until tender, 5 minutes. Stir cooked vegetables, bacon, salt, pepper, cream, sage and cranberries into rice. At this point, you could stuff your turkey with this stuffing or pour into a baking dish, cover with foil and warm in at 300-degree oven until ready to serve. Right before serving, top with toasted slivered almonds.
Nutrition Facts
Wild Rice Stuffing with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.