Sweet and Savory Rice Stuffing

Gluten-Free Sweet & Savory Rice Stuffing

This has quickly become a favorite in our house. I also serve this with chicken all year round, both for my family and when entertaining guests, and it is always a huge hit.

5 from 2 votes
Sweet and Savory Rice Stuffing
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Sweet & Savory Rice Stuffing

Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter or dairy-free butter, divided
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup dry sherry
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt, plus more for the turkey
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for the turkey
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoons roughly chopped fresh marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons roughly chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 (14-16 pound) whole turkey, cleaned/prepped for stuffing


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Cook rice according to directions in cups water. Heat 4 tablespoons butter in a large skillet and sauté onion, celery, and garlic.
  • Once rice is done cooking, add to the onion mixture. Stir in raisins, sherry, bay leaf, salt, pepper, sage, marjoram, and thyme and mix thoroughly.
  • Loosely stuff mixture inside turkey. Place any remaining stuffing in a greased baking dish, then cover and refrigerate until ready to bake. Tie drumsticks together with kitchen string. Place turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter and brush skin of turkey generously with it. Season skin with additional salt and pepper.
  • Bake turkey, uncovered, for 3 hours 45 minutes to 4 hours or until thermometer reads 175°F for turkey and 165°F for stuffing, basting occasionally with pan drippings. Cover turkey loosely with foil if browning too quickly. When finished, cover turkey with foil and let stand 20 minutes before removing stuffing and carving.
  • Bake additional stuffing in pan, covered, for 30-40 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet & Savory Rice Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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