On the Table: Gluten-Free Apple, Sausage, and Wild Rice Stuffing

Posted by | December 09, 2015 | Della Rice Stir Recipes | No Comments

This flavor-full Sausage, Apple, and Wild Rice Stuffing is a great gluten-free alternative to traditional stuffing! It’s savory, yet sweet, and is the perfect side dish for your holiday table. Della’s Basmati & Wild rice blend provides a lovely textural base for this stuffing– you won’t miss the bread version at all! We guarantee you’ll be going back for seconds 😉 Bonus: it’s wonderful heated up as leftovers the next day!



Della Basmati & Wild Rice, cooked as directed

Italian Sausage, cooked

Onion, chopped and cooked

Garlic, chopped and cooked

Celery, chopped and cooked,

Apple, chopped and cooked

Pecan, pieces (toasted, optional)

Chicken or Veggie Stock

Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of nutmeg

Garnish with: fresh thyme and parsley, chopped

To Assemble Your Stir:

Start with Della Basmati & Wild Rice as the base of your stir. Mix in the sausage crumbles, onion, celery, apple and toasted pecan pieces. Season to your liking. Cook in a dutch oven or sauce pot until heated through. Add chicken or veggie stock for added moisture if needed. Top with the chopped thyme and parsley. Transfer to a serving dish and serve warm. Enjoy!


Cooking Tip

Cook your rice in chicken or vegetable stock instead of water to add even more flavor to this dish! At Della, we are all about customization. Create a stir your way by making this dish your own and subbing in or out whatever you please. You’ll notice below we added some roasted carrots for a nice pop of color. We also think dried cranberries or mushrooms would be a delicious addition!


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