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Instant Pot Brown Rice Stuffing | Confessions of a Fit Foodie

Instant Pot Brown Rice and Sausage Stuffing (21 Day Fix)

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


This Instant Pot Stuffing with Brown Rice and Sausage is the perfect easy and delicious Thanksgiving side! This Gluten free stuffing is also dairy-free, 21 Day Fix approved, and includes weight watcher points.  Perfect to eat as a filling and healthy dinner during cooler weather too!


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 cups organic chicken stock or broth
  • 1 lb raw sweet Italian chicken or turkey sausage, casing removed
  • 4 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 6 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 container sliced fresh mushrooms (I used baby bellas)
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  1. Set Instant Pot to saute and add 2 tsp of olive olive to the bottom of the inner liner. Add chicken sausage to pan to brown. Once cooked through, remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add remaining 2 tsp of olive oil to pot and add onions and celery. Season with some salt and pepper and saute for 2-3 minutes or until onions start to turn translucent. Add in mushrooms and season again. Saute for an additional 2-4 minutes or until the mushrooms begin to brown.
  3. Add sausage back to the pot and stir in the rice and broth. Cover pot and set to 22 minutes on manual, high pressure. When cook time is up, do a ten minute natural release before switching over to quick release.
  4. Adjust seasonings to taste and enjoy!


21 Day Fix Containers- as a side: 1 yellow, 1/2 red, 1/2 green; as a dinner: 2 yellows, 1 red, 1 green

Weight Watchers Freestyle- as a side:  5 points; as a dinner: 10 points


  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup (side); 1 1/3 cup (dinner)

Keywords: side dish, dinner, stuffing, sausage, instant pot, thanksgiving, holiday, gluten-free, dairy-free