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Gluten-Free Stuffing

Ingredients

1 cup red rice

1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock

1 medium carrot, diced

1 large celery stick, diced

1 large onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup minced mushrooms

1 cup chopped zucchini

1 small sprig rosemary

2 sprigs of thyme

2 Medjool dates

Pinch of nutmeg, paprika and cumin

Salt and pepper to season

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine rice and stock in a saucepan. Bring to boil and then reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes or until almost all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice kernels have begun to pop open. In a large saucepan, heat up 2 tbsp of your oil of choice: butter, olive or coconut oil over medium heat. Add in your onions, carrots, celery and herbs and cook for 5-7 minutes until they begin to soften and go translucent. Add in your mushrooms, zucchini and garlic and cook down for another 5 minutes. Meanwhile, remove the pits from the dates and mince finely. You may need to add some stock to your mix at this point and also add in your dates and stir. Remove from heat and mix in your rice. In a medium sized casserole dish, oil the bottom and sides and pour in your stuffing. Cover with foil and bake for 35 min. After this time, remove the foil, increase oven temperature to 375 and bake for another 10 minutes.

Recipes from: Food Matters’ Thanksgiving e-book (2015) Ten Hearty Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

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