Wild Rice Stuffing


Although this is a very good stuffing recipe, we cooked this more as a veggie accompaniment to the Christmas dinner.

Any leftovers make a wonderful base for a quick & interesting vegetable pilau

I’ve used a firm variety of pumpkin here (‘Crown Prince’) which won’t break down when cooked, but that could be replaced with something like Butternut Squash


  • 75g Wild Rice
  • 1 tin (280g) peeled Chestnuts
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 100g Chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • A little Olive Oil
  • Fresh Sage Leaves
  • 150g Basmati Rice
  • 500ml Vegetable Stock
  • 200g Firm Pumpkin, cubed & roasted in a little olive oil


  • Put the wild rice in a pan an boil hard with salted water for about 10-15 minutes to start the cooking process, then drain
  • Meanwhile sweat off the onion and garlic in a little olive oil for a few minutes before adding the mushrooms, sage and chestnuts.  Cook until Onion and mushrooms have softened
  • Add the wild rice and basmati and stir well, then the stock and pumpkin.  Bring to the boil
  • Cover with a lid and reduce heat to low.  Cook for 20 minutes or so until the basmati rice is tender, stirring a couple of times to prevent sticking
  • Transfer to a pyrex bowl and bake in the oven to reheat and ‘crisp up’ the surface before serving

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Anthony says:

    Hi James,

    Really like the blog – you always post interesting recipes which I’m keen to save for future reference.

    A quick question though – why so many veggie recipes and a veggie Xmas meal given that you appear to eat meat? Is your other half a vegetarian or something? Nothing wrong with it of course, just found it striking…

    In the meantime, keep up the good blogging work.

    1. Hi Anthony, Thanks for the interest!
      My Mother In Law is a veggie, and she comes for Xmas Dinner so we always do a dedicated Christmas meal each year. We usually have other family around over the Christmas period so will do veggie options as well.
      That aside, we actually eat quite a lot of veggie food – I guess it comes from having a large garden and growing a lot of our own 🙂

      1. Anthony says:

        Thanks for the reply James. Having the ma-hoosive garden and its spoils like you would probably persuade me to do likewise, so I can understand now!!

        Keep those brilliant recipe ideas coming.



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