Mixed Grains Stuffing


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.

Ingredients

1 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

Directions

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.

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