Vegetarian Dish

Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing with Cranberries

This recipe is not only healthy but it also tastes delicious! It's a vegetarian dish that includes wild rice, vegetables, and herbs. The combination of flavors in this dish creates a unique taste that can't be found anywhere else.

This vegan wild rice stuffing is easy to make and packed with the flavors of Thanksgiving!

Jump to Recipe

vegan wild rice stuffing in a bowl with utensils

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? It’s early this year and it sure feels like it. I made 3 plant-based Thanksgiving side dish recipes to share at my recent cooking demo. I shared my Almond Green Beans and Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples plus this delicious vegan wild rice stuffing.

Ingredients for vegan stuffing

This vegan wild rice stuffing is pretty basic but includes all of the traditional flavors. You’ll need the usual stuffing ingredients celery, onion, sage, and thyme. Though butter is the traditional way to sweat (or saute) the celery and onion, to make this stuffing vegan, I used a flavorful extra virgin olive oil and a vegetable broth. For even more flavor, try a mushroom broth. The wild rice is the gluten-free base. I added cranberries for extra color and a pop of sweetness.

Ingredients for vegan wild rice stuffing

I kept this recipe simple to satisfy everyone at the table. But you can make it your own.

Tips for making the best vegan stuffing recipe

Use all wild rice. I used a blend for this dish but if it’s available and affordable to your family, go for it. Add 15 minutes to the rice simmer time to make sure it cooks through.

Add sauteed mushrooms. Mushrooms add a rich, umami flavor to the stuffing along with a meaty texture to mimic the giblets common in the traditional stuffing.

Mix in toasted nuts. Toasted almonds or pecans would work well with the flavors and complement the cranberries quite well. Add them just before baking or sprinkle over the top when it’s done to maintain a nutty crunch.

Sprinkle in more fresh herbs. If you have extra thyme, sage, or parsley in the house, sprinkle some over the top for extra color and flavor. These hearty herbs pack a lot of flavor, so a little sprinkle goes a long way.

vegan wild rice stuffing in dish with utensils

Making healthy Thanksgiving recipes

One tip for Thanksgiving that I like to share with anyone considering making a new recipe. Give it a test run. Don’t wake up on Thanksgiving Day and attempt a brand new recipe without a backup.

Doing this not only invites extra stress but you may end up with a recipe that the family doesn’t love. And on Thanksgiving, that’s the one thing we all want… great food!

This easy vegan wild rice stuffing will satisfy everyone at the Thanksgiving table! #veganthanksgiving Click to Tweet

I will be honest. I grew up eating “dressing.” Anyone else? It’s what I will be making next week. Not because I don’t love this one. I actually do – a lot.

It’s more that. 1) I’ve been eating this all month while developing and testing the recipe g and 2) I can see making this wild rice stuffing any night of the week. It’s just that good.

But my cornbread dressing is a tradition. I make it as my grandma did. From baking the cornbread the day before and all of the other prep, making a good cornbread dressing takes work. For this reason, I only make and eat it on Thanksgiving.

That’s my story. And this recipe is ready for you to try! Save it for now or later, and tag me on Instagram when you make it!

Follow Me on Pinterest!

Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing PIN

0 ( 0 votes )

Family Cuisine
Family Cuisine - Instructions, how to, recipes for delicious dishes every day for your loved ones in your family

Readers' opinions (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts


desserts to make with dessert shells

07/10/2021 23:33 2036

Desserts to make with dessert shells can range in complexity, but they are all delicious and fun to make. Whether you want a quick snack or an elaborate dinner party dessert, these desserts have something for everyone!

Home Canned Marinara Sauce | Family Cuisine

11/08/2021 22:13 1907

Marinara sauce is a staple in many Italian households and it's easy to make. This recipe for home canned marinara sauce is simple and delicious.

How to make orange chicken sauce from panda express

22/08/2021 06:07 1636

The Panda Express Orange Chicken Sauce is a must-try dish. The orange sauce is made from sweet and sour chicken, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, orange juice and corn starch.

How to make homemade marinara sauce using fresh tomatoes

20/08/2021 11:49 1588

This is a quick and easy recipe for homemade marinara sauce. It's made with fresh tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil leaves, oregano, salt and pepper.

How to make spaghetti sauce from fresh tomatoes for canning

20/08/2021 17:51 1549

Making your own spaghetti sauce from fresh tomatoes is easy and delicious. This recipe is a great way to use up those tomatoes that are too ripe for eating, but not quite ready to be canned. In the process of making this sauce, you

Best Damn Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

12/08/2021 00:27 1158

A review of the best air fryer pork tenderloin you can find.

How to build a santa maria grill

16/08/2021 22:01 998

Santa Maria Grill is a restaurant in the heart of downtown. We serve up delicious, healthy food in a comfortable setting.

Best Ever Enchilada Sauce Recipe (Tex Mex Chili Gravy) | Family Cuisine

12/08/2021 06:37 873

If you love Tex Mex and Mexican food, then this is the recipe for you. This best ever enchilada sauce recipe has just the right amount of spice with a hint of sweetness to make it perfect for any meal. It's

Load more