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Smoked Oyster & Rice Stuffing

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2 1/4 cups long-grain white rice
3 3/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth; defatted
1/3 cup whiskey
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried chervil
--or thyme
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 leeks; white & light green
-- parts, washed and
-- chopped
1 large onion; chopped
1 large stal celery; chopped
3 cloves garlic; minced
2 cups fresh spinach leaves; washed and torn
-- into small pieces
7 1/2 ounces smoked oysters; drained and sliced
salt & freshly ground black pepper; to taste

1. Preheat oven to 450F.

2. Place rice in a 9-by-13-inch casserole. In a saucepan, combine chicken broth, whiskey, basil and chervil (or thyme). Bring to a boil and pour over rice. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes, or until rice is tender.

3. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add leeks, onion and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10 minutes.

4. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Add spinach and oysters; cook, stirring, until spinach is just wilted, about 3 minutes. Stir into rice. Season with salt and pepper. (Keep warm, covered, in a 250F oven for up to 1 hour. Or refrigerate for up to 2 days; reheat before serving.)


185 calories per serving; 5 grams protein; 2 grams fat (0.3 gram saturated fat); 35 grams carbohydrate; 215 mg sodium; 11 mg cholesterol; 1 gram fiber.

Busted by Gail Shermeyer <>

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Contributor: Eating Well, November 1997

Yield: 12 servings

Preparation Time: 0:00

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