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Apricot Rice Stuffing

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


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • homemadewithlove
    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
    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
    Dec 4, 2012

    Don't waste your time.