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Flavorful Rice Dressing

 Flavorful Rice Dressing
My original dressing seems to satisfy people who prefer dressing made with bread and those who prefer a rice variety. It includes both, plus spinach and a hint of orange for unexpected surprises. Leftover dressing (if there is any!) reheats well. -Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 7 slices day-old bread, torn
  • 1 cup torn corn bread
  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup firmly packed sliced fresh spinach
  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked wild rice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large bowl, lightly toss bread and water. In a skillet, saute
  • celery, onion and mushrooms in oil until tender, stirring
  • constantly. Stir into bread mixture. Add remaining ingredients; mix
  • well. Place in a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at
  • 350° for 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 162 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.