If you read my last few posts, you’ll know I made a brown butter sage sauce this week, but used too much sage. I ended up removing the extra sage from the sauce, but was stuck trying to figure out what to do with the it. Luckily, we’re always stocked with tofu, so I decided to make a tofu turkey. Instead of the bread crumb stuffing, I wanted to try something new so I just used what we had around the house and came up with this mixed grain stuffing.
Ingredients1 cup mixed grains (I used Three Grains Blend of rice, barley, and spelt from Trader Joe’s) 1 tbsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1/2 tsp each of rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram, and black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup celery, peeled and chopped into ~1/4 inch pieces 1/4 cup carrots, peeled and chopped into ~1/4 inch pieces 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped into ~1/4 inch pieces
1/4 cup spinach, torn
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/8 cup craisins or raisins 1/8 cup walnuts, chopped
1. In a large pot, boil the mixed grains in at least 5 cups of water until done (the mix I used took ~20 mins). Drain and keep on the side for later.
2. Saute the garlic and onions in the olive oil for ~5 mins. Add the spices and salt. Cook for another 2 mins.
3. Add the remaining ingredients, except the rice, and cook for another 5 mins.
4. Mix in the rice, and cook for another 2 mins.
5. Let it cool, then use it to stuff whatever you like. I used it to stuff a tofu turkey and hollowed out bell peppers.