Riverside, California (NAPSI) - You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a great stuffing. Paired with roast chicken and pork chops or stuffed into acorn squash or bell peppers, rice stuffing makes a delicious side dish any day of the year.

Start with U.S.-grown and packaged Royal Blend rice in your next stuffing for a nutty flavor and unique aroma. Made with Texmati white, brown, red and wild rice, the colorful blend is easy to prepare, all natural and great tasting.

This Southern-inspired Pecan Rice Stuffing can easily move to the center of the plate with the addition of chopped rotisserie chicken, smoked turkey breast or even fish.

Royal Pecan Rice Stuffing

¼ cup butter

¾ cup chopped onions

¾ cup chopped celery

3 cups cooked Royal Blend rice

½ cup chopped pecans, toasted

¼ cup chopped parsley

Salt, to taste

¼ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

In large skillet, sauté onion and celery in butter until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing well. Spoon into casserole, cover tightly and bake at 375° F, 15−20 minutes.

Tip: Recipe may be doubled and used to stuff a 10−12-lb. turkey.

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