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Tofurky Roast with Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 Tofurky Roast (14 oz)
- 1 cup wild rice
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried sage
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Large pot with lid
- Baking dish
- Aluminum foil

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Rinse the wild rice and place it in a large pot with the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until the rice is tender.

3. While the rice is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and mushrooms and sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

4. Add the pecans, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper to the skillet and stir to combine.

5. When the rice is done, drain any excess liquid and add it to the skillet with the vegetable mixture. Stir to combine.

6. Remove the Tofurky Roast from its packaging and place it in a baking dish.

7. Stuff the Tofurky Roast with the wild rice mixture, packing it in tightly.

8. Cover the Tofurky Roast with aluminum foil and bake for 45-50 minutes.

9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the Tofurky Roast is golden brown.

10. Let the Tofurky Roast cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Serving size:
4-6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 300
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 35g
Protein: 15g
Sodium: 800mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of rice instead of wild rice.
- You can use any type of nuts instead of pecans.
- You can use any type of vegetable broth instead of the one listed.

- Add dried cranberries or raisins to the wild rice stuffing for a touch of sweetness.
- Use different herbs and spices to flavor the stuffing, such as rosemary or oregano.
- Add chopped apples or pears to the stuffing for extra texture and flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to pack the stuffing into the Tofurky Roast tightly to prevent it from falling apart.
- If the Tofurky Roast is browning too quickly, cover it with foil again.
- Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage instructions:
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat, place the Tofurky Roast in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the Tofurky Roast with a side of roasted vegetables or a green salad.

Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or thyme.

Pair with a glass of red wine or a sparkling cider.

Suggested side dishes:
Roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, or a green bean casserole.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the Tofurky Roast is falling apart, try packing the stuffing in tighter or using toothpicks to hold it together.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to cook the Tofurky Roast to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it is safe to eat.

Food history:
The Tofurky Roast was first introduced in 1995 as a vegetarian alternative to turkey for Thanksgiving.

Flavor profiles:
The Tofurky Roast has a savory, meaty flavor that pairs well with the nutty, earthy flavor of wild rice.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the Tofurky Roast as the main dish for a vegetarian Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

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Taste: Savory, Herbal, Nutty, Earthy, Aromatic