Combine 8 cups cooked brown rice, 1 pound chopped cooked bacon, 1 1/2 pounds chopped roasted parsnips, 1 cup chopped chestnuts and 1/2 cup chopped parsley. Bake as directed for Herbed Rice Stuffing.
Herbed Rice Stuffing: Brown 2 cups each chopped onions and celery in 6 tablespoons butter. Toss with 8 cups al dente cooked white rice, 1/4 cup each chopped parsley and chives, and
1 tablespoon chopped thyme; add salt and pepper. Transfer to a buttered baking dish, drizzle with 1/4 cup chicken or turkey broth and dot with butter. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F, 50 minutes.
Photographs by Charles Masters