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Minnesota Cooking: Stuffing Hotdish - Wild Rice/Turkey

Updated on November 23, 2017
Smaller Batch recipe
Smaller Batch recipe

Stuffing - Rice - Soup Mix

The general gist of this hotdish is that you make it in a few steps. There's the chopped onions, minced garlic, chopped celery, raisins, sliced mushrooms and spices that you fry up in one pan in butter.

Then, there's the chicken flavored white rice dishes and the wild rice dishes that are preboxed and you follow the cooking instructions on the box, except for the water that you are supposed to use. No. You don't use water. Anytime you read water, you must substitute with a can of chicken broth. So, when you make your rice, you use a full can, 49 ounces, of chicken broth. The store brand works great.

The same thing goes when you make the stuffing. Where it says water, you ignore that and use chicken broth as well.

The last ingredients that you mix together, are the cream soups and the applesauce.

Chicken Broth

Chicken broth makes sense to me. The recipe needs water. It has water. I used to use water with bouillon cubes, but this is already seasoned water. Butter. Lots of butter.

Since I make enough for the holidays and the list of people is numbering 33 or so, I make a large batch.



Thanksgiving DInner

Easy to transport. Cook. Seal the cooking bag. Get to destination. Pop in oven to keep warm.

Instructions for a Large Batch

  1. Chop and saute in butter: onions, garlic, mushrooms, raisins. At least 15 minutes to get a nice browned edge to the onions. Once it is browned, add one 49 ounce can of chicken broth and add your turkey to this mixture. Keep heat on low until you add this mixture to the rice mixture.
  2. In another large pan, mix 1 cup wild rice, 2 boxes chicken seasoned rice dishes, and 1 box Long Grain and Wild rice seasoned rice mix and butter. Use 1 49 oz. can of chicken broth instead of water. Bring to boil and cook for 20 minutes. Then, add another 49 ounce can of chicken broth, bring to a boil and add your four boxes of Stove Top stuffing. Two turkey and two Sage flavored mixes. [You can pick whatever flavors you want, but I used the turkey and sage]
  3. Mix your cream of chicken soup and a quart of applesauce together. This gets mixed in, in between just before adding the sauteed onions. Add your stuffing mixture to the rice mixture.
  4. Pour mixture into a roaster pan and bake for 1 hour at 350. It will form a crust. Stir.

Cook Time

Prep time: 4 hours
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 5 hours
Yields: Serves 33.
Cast your vote for Rice and Stuffing Hotdish with Turkey
start with melted butter, add onions, celery, fresh mushrooms, raisins, and minced garlic.
start with melted butter, add onions, celery, fresh mushrooms, raisins, and minced garlic.
add spices: seasoned salt, italian seasoning, poultry seasoning.
add spices: seasoned salt, italian seasoning, poultry seasoning.
fry until browned, then turn down to low and keep on heat until added to rest of ingredients.
fry until browned, then turn down to low and keep on heat until added to rest of ingredients.
Add 1 can of chicken broth and turkey
Add 1 can of chicken broth and turkey
Chicken Rice, Long Grain and Wild Rice
Chicken Rice, Long Grain and Wild Rice
melt butter
melt butter
This is from Northern Minnesota. Is roasted first. Takes 15 minutes to cook. Delicious!
This is from Northern Minnesota. Is roasted first. Takes 15 minutes to cook. Delicious!
brown the vermiculi
brown the vermiculi
add can of chicken broth
add can of chicken broth
bring to boil and simmer for 25 minutes. Depends on cooking time of the wild rice.
bring to boil and simmer for 25 minutes. Depends on cooking time of the wild rice.
To rice mixture, add 3 cans of Chicken and Rice soup mix
To rice mixture, add 3 cans of Chicken and Rice soup mix
After you bring your rice mixture to a boil, stir in 4 boxes of Stove Top Stuffing. Cover and remove from heat. Wait 5 minutes.
After you bring your rice mixture to a boil, stir in 4 boxes of Stove Top Stuffing. Cover and remove from heat. Wait 5 minutes.
Add cream of chicken and applesauce to stuffing mixture
Add cream of chicken and applesauce to stuffing mixture
Add turkey and onion mixture to stuffing
Add turkey and onion mixture to stuffing
add rice
add rice
stir
stir
put roaster liner into roaster. Easier for later cleanups.
put roaster liner into roaster. Easier for later cleanups.
Ready to bake at 350 degrees on Thanksgiving. Freeze or Refrigerate until ready to bake.
Ready to bake at 350 degrees on Thanksgiving. Freeze or Refrigerate until ready to bake.

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    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      9 months ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for your comment, Larry Rankin. It was delicious!

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      9 months ago from Oklahoma

      Looks delish.

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