Holiday meals can look like a minefield to those who are gluten free, with stuffing, rolls, gravies and pies infiltrating nearly every inch of the buffet. But fear not, friends, as a well-placed side dish or two can salvage the meal for everyone.
Though I occasionally recreate gluten-heavy classics (example: substitute gluten-free bread in traditional bread stuffing), I’m much more likely to create naturally gluten free recipes that pair well with the rest of the meal. In this case, earthy wild rice, buttered pecans and dried cranberries will surely be a hit in their own right. The dish pairs well with holiday birds such as roasted turkey, goose or duck, or with a centerpiece beef or pork roast.
Whether you’re hosting a big meal or showing up as a guest, the dressing can be prepared a day ahead. Just pop it in oven for last-minute reheating and you’re ready to go.
Happy holidays to everyone and thank you for letting me into your kitchens! Cheers ~LbR