Natural Magick: Wild Rice-Cranberry Stuffing

This was taken out of the book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Natural Magick” by Miria Liguana and Nina Metzner. If you like this recipe, please buy the book.

Rice is a grain that relates to fertility, not only in the physical sense but also as it pertains to creativity in mental endeavors. Cranberries are a light fruit that corresponds to the Element of Air and its properties of new beginnings, the intellect, and creative imagination. What could be more appropriate for a New Year’s celebration?

Roast some of this stuffed in the crown roast, or cook it all separately in a roasting pan or crock pot.

  • 1 cup wild rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup dried currants, unsweetened
  • 1 organic orange
  • 1 tbsp canola or corn oil
  • 3 leeks, white and pale green parts only, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Combine rice, water, cranberries, and currants in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 1 hour or until tender.

Juice orange and cut off zest. Set juice aside. Finely chop zest.

In a separate sautée pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sautée leeks and garlic until soft but not browned. Remove from heat. Stir in zest, salt, and black pepper.

When rice is tender, put in a large bowl. Toss in leek mixture and combine. Drizzle orange juice over and combine. Stuff pork roast, and bake remaining stuffing in a baking pan in the oven with pork (if you have room) during the last hour of cooking. Or cook in a crock pot on high for 2 hours or until heated through.

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