Gluten Free Quinoa Sage Stuffing

Okay, now that we have Halloween and the elections behind us, I want to focus on some wonderful Gluten Free Vegan recipes for Thanksgiving.

Beth of Tasty Tummies posted a recipe from her friend Sherrie of Living Simply Gluten Free (Isn’t it great how we all work together!) for a interesting Gluten Free Quinoa Sage Stuffing.  Since stuffing, to me, isn’t stuffing without sage and since I love quinoa so much, I couldn’t resist sharing this recipe with you.

Gluten Free Quinoa Sage Stuffing

Recipe Type: Thanksgiving Dish
Author: Sherrie, Living Simply Gluten Free
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 heaping cup of diced celery
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • small handful of fresh sage, chopped {about 2 tablespoons}
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground coarse pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized pot bring 1 cup of vegetable broth to a boil. Add in the quinoa and bay leaf, salt, pepper and stir. Set to low heat and simmer with a lid on for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat {do not lift lid} and allow the quinoa to steam for another 10 minutes. When that is over, you will have picture perfect quinoa – trust me, no more soggy mess!
  3. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over low heat. Add in the chopped celery and onion. Cook until they begin to become clear, about 5-10 minutes. Turn the heat up to medium and add in the vegetable broth, sage, garlic powder and season with more salt and pepper if needed; simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Combine the quinoa with the veggie mixture and add in the last 1/2 cup of vegetable broth, stir together well. Place the stuffing mix into a greased oven safe dish. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Then broil under a low flame until the top become golden brown.
  5. t i p: I prefer my stuffing on the drier side so, this recipe will come out that way. If you like your stuffing to be on the moist side, feel free to add more broth into the quinoa mixture before it goes into the oven to bake.

 

Our church is having a special Harvest Dinner this Sunday and this recipe will make a great addition to the menu!!  I think, though, that I will add mushrooms to the mix — and maybe raisins or apples to add some moisture.  What do you think?

If you have an special Thanksgiving recipes you would like to share with us, I would love to hear from you.   I will be featuring these special recipes over the next couple weeks.

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