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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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword rice stuffing, wild rice stuffing, wild rice stuffing recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 353kcal
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
  • 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