A departure from classic bread-based stuffing, this recipe can also be served as an accompaniment to game.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, onions and garlic; saute for about 5 minutes, or until softened. Stir in wild rice. Add broth and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.

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  • Meanwhile, place bulgur and water in a bowl. Let soak for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread pecans on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until fragrant. Let cool and chop coarsely.

  • Place raisins in a small saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • Stir the soaked bulgur, pecans, raisins and parsley into the cooked wild rice. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool completely before stuffing.

Tips

Bulgur is made by parboiling, drying and coarsely grinding or cracking wheat berries. Don't confuse bulgur with cracked wheat, which is simply that--cracked wheat. Since the parboiling step is skipped, cracked wheat must be cooked for up to an hour whereas bulgur simply needs a quick soak in hot water for most uses. Look for it in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets, near other grains, or online at kalustyans.com, buylebanese.com.

Nutrition Facts

271.5 calories; protein 8.4g 17% DV; carbohydrates 49.5g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 5.9g 24% DV; sugars 13.3g; fat 6.5g 10% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 392.4IU 8% DV; vitamin c 8.7mg 15% DV; folate 46.5mcg 12% DV; calcium 44.2mg 4% DV; iron 1.9mg 10% DV; magnesium 76.9mg 28% DV; potassium 497mg 14% DV; sodium 377.9mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.