Wild Rice, Chestnut & Cherry Dressing

This dressing goes well with any roasted meat. It can also be used to stuff a turkey or as a vegetarian or vegan side dish if made with vegetable broth or water.

5 from 1 vote
Wild Rice, Chestnut & Cherry Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 186 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 2 cups gluten-free wild rice blend such as Lundberg Wild Blend
  • 4 cups gluten-free chicken or vegetable broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup vacuum packed or jarred chestnuts chopped
  • 1 cup dried cherries chopped
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until it starts to soften, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the rice blend and cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
  4. Add the stock or water, salt, and pepper. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover the pan, reduce the heat, and simmer for 45 minutes or until all of the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
  6. Stir in the chopped chestnuts and dried cherries.
  7. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
  8. May be served as is or stuffed loosely into a turkey.
Nutrition Facts
Wild Rice, Chestnut & Cherry Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 510mg 21%
Potassium 106mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 6.6%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Dairy Free Dressing Holiday Magazine Optionally Vegan Optionally Vegetarian Rice
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