Cranberry Rice DressingUser Submitted Recipe
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dressing
2 cups white rice
4 cups water
1/2 to 1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
4 cups onions, chopped
3 cups celery, chopped
1 cup celery leaves, chopped
1 12 oz. bag cranberries (fresh or frozen)
salt & pepper, to taste
1 to 3 Tblsp poultry seasoning (or blend of sage and savory) to taste
Place water, rice, and 1/2 to 1 tsp salt in a 3 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 14 minutes. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, melt butter in large saute pan or dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and celery and saute until starting to soften (about 5 minutes). Add cranberries, and continue cooking until berries just start to pop. Combine vegetables, rice and spices. Stir well.
Place in large casserole, and bake in 350 degree oven until hot, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. (Do not overbake! The rice becomes mushy.)
May be made ahead. Refrigerate before baking. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until heated through. (Time depends on how deep the casserole dish is.)