Cooking at Home - Apple-Sage Wild Rice Stuffing

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Published Saturday, December 3, 2022

Makes: 12 Servings

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

This tasty wild rice dish starts with sauteed celery and onions mixed with sweet apples and cranberries. This combination, topped with toasted pecans, sage and a hint of heat makes a flavorful addition to any meal.


  • 4 ounces chopped pecans
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onions
  • 1 medium red apple, such as Jonathan or Gala (halved, cored, and diced, about 1 1/2 cup total)
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup hot cooked wild rice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper (seeded (if desired) and finely chopped OR 1/4 tsp dried pepper flakes)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage (or 1 1/2 tsp dried rubbed sage)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pecans and cook 2-3 minutes or until beginning to brown, stirring frequently. Set aside on separate plate.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium heat. Cook the celery and onion 8 minutes or until beginning to lightly brown on edge, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the apples and cook 4 minutes or until tender crisp.
  4. Stir in the pecans and the remaining ingredients and cook 3-4 minutes or until the rice mixture is heated, stirring occasionally.

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Nutrition Information



Total Calories


Total Fat

9 g

Saturated Fat

1 g


0 mg


160 mg


20 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

7 g

Added Sugars included

3 g


3 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


20 mg


1 mg


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