Greek style vegetable chestnut rice stuffing is a delicious vegan recipe that can be made in either a microwave or conventional oven, and is great for stuffing a squash or as a side dish for all festive occasions such as Thanksgiving. Preparation time is about 30 minutes and cooking time is about another 30 minutes.
2 cups White Potatoes or Yukon Gold Potatoes (diced)
2 cups Yams or Sweet Potatoes (diced)
Two cups Carrots (diced)
2 cups Onions (diced)
1 Cup Celery (diced)
1 cup Parsley (diced)
4 cups Chestnuts, shelled OR
2-3 cups Chestnuts, dried
1 cup Raisins
1-1/2 tsp. Cloves (ground)
One cup Brown Rice OR
1/2 cup Basmati Rice and 1/2 cup Wild Rice cooked in 2 cups of Water
Greek Style Vegetable Chestnut Rice Stuffing Cooking Utensils:
Bowls, Mixing and Serving
Covered Ceramic Baking Dish
Knives, Inexpensive Utility
Large Cooking Spoons
Measuring Cup, Liquid
Measuring Cups, Dry
Covered Glass Cooking Pot
Greek Style Vegetable Chestnut Rice Stuffing Preparation:
Begin by removing the shells from the fresh chestnuts, or rinsing and soaking the dried chestnuts in a bowl of water (drain off the water before adding to the stuffing).
Place the 2 cups of water in a covered glass rice pot and bring to a boil on the stovetop.
While the water is heating, wash, peel, clean and dice the vegetables by hand or in a food processor, and place them in a large covered baking dish.
When the water boils, add the brown rice OR the 1/2 cup basmati rice and 1/2 cup wild rice, cover the pot, lower the heat to simmer and cook until all the water is absorbed into the rice.
Add the cloves and chestnuts to the veggies in the covered baking dish and mix well. Cover and cook until the ingredients are tender. Mix occasionally during the cooking process and add a little water if necessary to keep the vegetable from drying out.
When the rice is cooked, add to the veggies and chestnuts, cook until the flavors are blended (usually about 5 minutes). Mix again.
We use the this stuffing recipe as a side dish or to stuff a squash.
Serve and Enjoy!
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