Italian rice stuffing made with Italian chicken sausage, celery, mushrooms, and onions. A delicious, gluten-free Thanksgiving side dish or anytime of the year!
Brown Rice Stuffing (Riso Condito)
I love rice, so naturally when I tried my friend Julia’s Sicilian rice dish called Riso Condito I was doing the happy dance! I tweaked her recipe using brown rice and it’s delicious! It’s a great gluten-free alternative and goes great with anything from roasted chicken, to turkey, etc. You can even enjoy this as a meal on it’s own!
I love rice, so naturally I’ve had my eye on this dish from my friend Julia’s blog for quite a while. She’s Sicilian and calls it Riso Condito. I made minor tweaks to her original recipe but for the most part I followed it pretty close. This reheats well the next day so you could make it the night before and heat it up when it’s time to eat.
Use a good quality sweet Italian chicken or turkey sausage for this. If you can’t find one, Julia calls for using two links of Italian pork sausage mixed with ground turkey meat to lighten it up. To serve this as a main dish, double the portion.
More Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes
- Cornbread Stuffing (gluten-free)
- Sausage Stuffing
- Mom’s Stuffing Recipe
- Stuffing Muffins
- Quinoa Stuffing with Fennel
Chicken Sausage Brown Rice Stuffing with Celery and Mushrooms
- Cook brown rice in water and chicken bouillon according to package directions.
- While the rice is cooking, in a large heavy saute pan cook chicken sausage on medium heat, breaking up the meat into small pieces as it cooks until the sausage is cooked through and is browned. Set aside on a dish.
- Add olive oil to the pan and add the onion, sauté one minute, add the celery, salt and pepper to taste; cook about 12 minutes, until celery is soft.
- Add the mushrooms to the pan, more salt and pepper if needed and cook, stirring 5 minutes, then cook covered for 2 minutes, or until the mushrooms have released their juice and are cooked through.
- Add the sausage and the cooked rice to the pan and mix well.