Welcome to Thanksgiving Week!

"Thanksgiving might feel like it's far away, but it's right around the corner! My foolproof strategy is to get a head start on planning the meal, which is why I'll be making festive and seasonal dishes all week long. Today's recipe for a nutty wild rice stuffing calls upon the same wonderful flavors found in traditional stuffing, only this version is completely gluten-free; it's also vegetarian. This is one healthy dish that will definitely have your family giving thanks!"

-Everyday's Food Sarah Caray

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Wild Rice Stuffing

2 cups wild rice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 stalks celery, diced medium
1 small yellow onion, diced small
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 large jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup toasted pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup vegetable broth
2 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1-2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

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1. Cook rice according to package instructions. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium. Add celery, onion, garlic, and jalapeno and cook, stirring, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a large bowl. Add rice, pepitas, raisins, broth, and coriander. Stir to combine and transfer to a 9-inch square baking dish. Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes. Drizzle with vinegar and serve.

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