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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Crock Pot Stuffing with Wild Rice, Cranberries and Almonds

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A recipe to store for Christmas or to have for dinner tomorrow night.


2 tbsps. Extra virgin olive oil

1 small yellow onion, diced

2 ribs celery, finely diced

16 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 1/2 cups uncooked born and wild rice blend, rinsed and drained

5 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

2/3 cup reduced sugar dried cranberries

1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage

1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme

1/2 cup slivered almonds



  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium. Add the onions and celery and let cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is softened and lightly brown, about 8 minutes.
  2. Increase the heat to medium high, then add the mushrooms. Let cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 6 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a 3 or 4 quart slow cooker, stir together the wild rice blend and sautéed vegetables. Carefully pour in the chicken broth. Gently stir, then cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours, until the rice is tender. Turn off the slow cooker, then stir in the cranberries, sage and thyme. Taste and add additional salt and/or pepper as desired. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Just before serving, sprinkle the toasted almonds over the top. Serve warm.





Authored by
Candace Sayler

As the owner of GetFit, she carries a vast array of interests from sports and athletics, Olympic lifting, to kickboxing. Each year she attends seminars, conferences and takes courses to keep up-to-date with current research and techniques in the field of health and fitness and this year she is planning on doing her first sprint triathlon. Being healthy and staying active is a lifestyle choice. “Health and fitness is an investment in oneself. It is my goal to help clients become fit in a healthy, fun, natural way.”

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