Senator Al Franken's: WILD RICE STUFFING

Colleen Sowa


Senator Al Franken of Minnesota sends family recipes every year... and I am sharing with you!

He said, "It's great alone, but Thomasin loves mixing it up with peas, mashed potatoes, and gravy."

I am with Tomasin!!! Tomasin is Al's daughter.


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15 Min


40 Min


1 lb
wild rice (mahnomen)
1 stick
10 clove
3 medium
yellow onions
4 stick
2 lb
white button mushrooms
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1. In a colander, rinse the wild rice.
2. Put the rice in a pot, and cover with 3 inches of water. Boil in a pot, uncovered, for about 20 to 25 minutes. If you're using Mahnomen wild rice, it will cook more quickly than the paddy variety.
3. While the rice is boiling, slice (do not mince) the mushrooms, onions, garlic, and celery.
4. Melt the butter in a skillet, and sauté the onions, garlic, and celery until they begin to bleed a little liquid into the butter. Then add the mushrooms. The celery and onions should not be totally soft.
5. Once the rice has cooked, drain it and add to the sautéed vegetables.
6. Add salt to taste, and stuff into the turkey before roasting. The rest can be eaten as a side dish at dinner.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy