Dad's Oyster Dressing


What holiday dinner would be complete without Dad's dressing packed with wild rice and oysters?

8 servings


  • 2 cups wild rice

  • ½ pound pork sausage

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 2 stalks diced celery

  • 1 pint unopened, fresh, live medium oysters

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 pinches paprika


  1. Open and quarter the oysters. Reserve the liquid.

  2. Cook rice in boiling salted water till tender, about 40 minutes. Drain, and place in shallow pan. Place pan in a 275 degree F(135 degree C) oven to dry out for a few minutes.

  3. Saute pork in skillet over medium heat. Remove pork from pan using a slotted spoon. Drain off all but a couple of tablespoons grease.

  4. Saute onions and celery. Add into this a small amount of oyster liqueur if onions and celery get too dry. Add in oysters with remaining liqueur. Cook 7 - 10 minutes, until oysters curl on edges. Drain this mixture in a colander.

  5. Combine oyster mixture, rice, sausage, chopped parsley, and seasonings to taste.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) till heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
6g Fat
33g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 406mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.