Apricot Rice Stuffing Recipe
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Apricot Rice Stuffing Recipe

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This fruit rice stuffing accompanies roast duck as part of our traditional New Year's Day dinner. It's also an attractive side dish to serve alongside Cornish game hens and chicken. —Katrina Forar, Lakewood, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 330 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 445mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Stir in the rice, apricots, parsley and seasonings. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Rice Stuffing in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p22

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 224367
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"This rice dish is a nice complement to the Glazed Cornish hens as pictured. I used diced dried mango and it was received by ALL at Easter dinner!"

cat2atthevortex User ID: 4473062 216680
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"This stuffing recipe is a really nice complement to orange glazed roast duck. I think it would also pair nicely with any other roasted poultry. My son even tried it, and he is very picky. I'm planning on making this to accompany a roast turkey breast at my next family gathering."

Pamlico User ID: 6807887 78141
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Don't waste your time."

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