rice dressing on blue plate

Yiayia’s Rice Dressing: It’s Killer Good

Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, this recipe is something special. Plus, it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients or cooking know-how.

This is a family recipe that you’ll pull out again and again.

Yiayia’s Rice Dressing: It’s Killer Good

Apple, orange, almonds, and pomegranate arils make this dressing pop.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: rice dressing, rice pudding, rice stuffing
Servings: 10
Calories: 235kcal
Author: A. JoAnn


  • 8 tbs butter
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • ½ c. chopped yellow onion
  • 2 c. rice
  • 1 c. chopped apple
  • 1 c. peeled and chopped orange
  • ½ c. almonds, slivered
  • c. pomegranate arils
  • 2-3 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 c. chicken broth


  • Melt olive oil and butter in large skillet. Add onion and saute until translucent.
  • Stir in the rice and coat it with the butter/oil. Then add the chopped apple and orange. Continue sauteing.
    oranges and apples saute with rice
  • Add all seasonings, adjusting to taste.
  • Pour in 1 c. chicken broth, cover the skillet and simmer. Check occasionally and add the 2nd cup of broth as needed.
  • When rice is soft and liquid absorbed, turn off heat.
    rice dressing with pomegranate arils
  • Stir in almonds and pomegranate arils. Serve immediately.