Recipes Christmas Wild Rice and Sage “Stuffing”
Wild Rice and Sage “Stuffing”

Wild Rice and Sage “Stuffing”


Serves 12

Toasted bread croutons add a bread-stuffing texture to seasoned wild rice.

Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Coat a 20 cm-square baking dish with cooking spray.

Toast walnuts in dry skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until fragrant shaking skillet often. Set aside.

Toss bread cubes with 2½ Tbsp oil, salt and pepper in bowl. Transfer to baking sheet and bake 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Set aside, and keep oven on.

Heat remaining 2 Tbsp oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and cook 12 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add broth, and bring to a boil. Stir in wild rice, and return to a boil.

Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 40 minutes. Stir in toasted walnuts and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes more. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Credit: Vegetarian Times


  • ½ C walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 8 slices whole-grain bread, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 4 ½ Tbsp olive oil, divided into halves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 C white onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 C vegetable broth
  • 2 C wild rice
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh tarragon
Try plant-based!

Take the Dairy-Free Challenge

Moving away from dairy is a choice that benefits animals, our planet and our health. There’s never been a better time to go dairy-free. Whether you’re looking for tips on the best plant-based cheese or ice cream or on the lookout for new dairy-free recipe ideas, we’ve got you covered!

Donate today

Help us continue helping animals in need

As a charity, SAFE is reliant on the support of caring people like you to carry out our valuable work. Every gift goes towards providing education, undertaking research and campaigning for the benefit of all animals. SAFE is a registered charity in New Zealand (CC 40428). Contributions of $5 or more are tax-deductible.