225g/8oz/1 cup wild rice
225g/8oz streaky bacon, cut into strips
2 red onions, finely chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
75g/3oz/½ cup dried cranberries
1 large (US extra-large) egg, beaten
salt and ground black pepper
1 Cook the rice according to the instructions on the pack. Drain and cool.
2 Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a pan until crisp and brown. Remove and cool. Add the onions and celery to the pan and cook in the bacon fat for 7–10 minutes until softened. Leave to cool.
3 Mix the cold rice, bacon and onions with the cranberries and bind with beaten egg. Season to taste. Use to stuff a 4.5kg/10lb turkey or goose.