Cranberry Pecan Brown Rice Stuffing

Our Cranberry Pecan Brown Rice Stuffing is like Thanksgiving in a side dish! Made with chicken broth, toasted pecans, vegetables and dried cranberries, it’s loaded with flavor and is naturally gluten-free.

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Cranberry Pecan Brown Rice Stuffing

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 2 bags Success® Brown Rice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp minced shallot
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup toasted, chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


Gluten-Free Stuffing, All Year Round

Who ever said that stuffing was only for Thanksgiving? Not us, that’s for sure! Enjoy this delicious side year-round with this recipe for Cranberry Pecan Brown Rice Stuffing. Just be sure to make enough to share with the whole family.

Made for those who adore the taste of a truly comforting dish, this stuffing is made with a classic mix of butter-sautéed veggies, fresh herbs and, most importantly, fluffy Success® Brown Rice to hold everything together. With chicken broth and your choice of poultry seasoning, this stuffing tastes as homemade as mom’s.

This dish also gets a bit of sweetness and hints of citrus from a touch of orange zest and a good dose of dried cranberries. We’ve also included the classic flavors of fresh parsley and black pepper.

Mixed with toasted, chopped pecans, this dish is a crunchy, herbaceous, whole grain alternative to your average stuffing. Gluten-free, this dish is also perfect for anyone who avoids bread-based stuffing.

Toast Your Pecans

To toast the pecans for this recipe, start by preheating your oven to 350ºF. Place the chopped pecans on a small cookie sheet and bake them for 5 minutes, or until fragrant. Just be careful not to burn them, as they’ll become bitter. Once they’re ready, set the pecans on a drying rack and allow them to cool.

Make Comfort Food That Everyone Will Love

Get creative with alternatives and try out this vegetarian meatloaf recipe for a meatless twist on a classic dish!

  • Nothing says stuffing quite like the warm flavors of toasted pecans, orange peel and cranberries. This recipe for Cranberry Pecan Brown Rice Stuffing mixes all of your favorite holiday flavors into one easy dish you’ll want to make all year round.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, mix chicken broth, cranberries and orange zest in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Set aside.

    Step 2

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan set over high heat. Stir in celery, shallot and poultry seasoning and sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until vegetables start to soften.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice, cranberry mixture, pecans, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 more minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.