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Wild Rice Stuffing with Raisins and Apples

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This Wild Rice Stuffing with Raisins and Apples is a perfect side dish to holiday turkey, or an everyday roast chicken!


  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice (you can use brown rice too)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup raisins (or cranberries, or a mixture of the two)
  • 1 apple (cut into small chunks (smaller than bite size))
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas (strain the liquid)


  1. In a pot over low-medium heat, simmer the rice, water and bay leaves until the rice is fully cooked. (About 45 minutes for wild rice.)
  2. When the rice is done, drain any remaining water, and remove the bay leaves. Set aside.
  3. In the meantime, in a frying pan, cook the celery and onion in the butter until tender.
  4. Stir in the sage, thyme, salt & pepper, apples, raisins and chickpeas and cook for about 1 minute more.
  5. Stir in the rice. Mix well.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Keywords: gluten free stuffing, side dish, stuffing, wild rice stuffing