Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing with NatureSweet® Tomatoes

Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing with NatureSweet® Tomatoes

Course Type: Diabetes-Friendly, Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

Preparation Time: 50 Minutes

Enjoy our fresh and flavorful take on this heart healthy side dish.

Ingredients:

For the rice:
  • 1 cup dry wild rice
  • 1 ¾ cup water or vegetable broth
For the dressing:
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups (8 oz package) white button mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup raw pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1 cup NatureSweet® Constellation™ tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish, optional

Instructions:

  1. Combine rice and 1 ¾ cup water or broth in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover the saucepan and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 30-35 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery, then cook until they begin to soften, and onion becomes translucent, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add mushrooms and sauté until they turn golden brown, about 6-8 more minutes.
  5. Stir in thyme, parsley, salt, pepper, broth, and the cooked rice.
  6. Remove from heat, then add pecans and Constellation™ tomatoes. Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley, if desired, and serve warm.