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Southern Pecan and Wild Rice Dressing

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“Got this recipe from my mom about 5 years ago. This is one of my family's FAVORITE side dishes.”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large skillet fry bacon until crisp.
  2. Add chopped smoked ham and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove ham and bacon and cool. Drain drippings.
  4. Melt butter and saute onion, and celery for about 4 minutes.
  5. Season with garlic, salt and pepper and cook until the garlic is fragrant for about 1 minute.
  6. Stir in pecans and cook until heated through and fragrant.
  7. Add rice and apples and stir to coat with the juices for about 1 minute.
  8. Add water and bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  10. Stir in reserved ham and bacon, green onions, and parsley.
  11. Allow dish to sit for about 15 minutes before serving so that flavors can meld.

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