This gluten-free dressing (or stuffing, if you prefer) leans on a blend of brown and wild rice for a complex nutty flavor. Look for dried Mission figs in the bulk aisle or with the packaged dried fruit in your grocery store. You can swap in dried cherries or cranberries if you can't find dried figs.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2019



Recipe Summary

1 hr
1 hr 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-qt. baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Combine broth, wild rice, and brown rice in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the rice is tender, 40 to 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, nutmeg, and pepper, and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and add parsley, walnuts, figs, and sage.

  • Drain the rice, reserving the cooking liquid, and transfer to the bowl. Measure 1 cup of the cooking liquid (add additional broth or water to reach 1 cup, if needed) and stir into the rice mixture.

  • Transfer the dressing to the prepared baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake until heated through, about 10 minutes more.


To make ahead: Prepare dressing through Step 4; cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. When ready to cook, bake as directed in Step 5, adding more time as needed to heat through.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup
240 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 31.3g; dietary fiber 3.3g; sugars 4g; fat 10.7g; saturated fat 1.3g; vitamin a iu 545.3IU; vitamin c 8.9mg; folate 40.2mcg; calcium 40.8mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 65.4mg; potassium 222mg; sodium 40.2mg.