Wild Rice and Crab Dressing

Wild Rice and Crab Dressing
1 pkg. Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain Brown & Wild Rice (microwaves in 90 seconds)
16 oz. lump crab meat
2 Tbs. butter
1-½ cup chopped mushrooms
1 large shallot chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
15 saltine crackers
2 eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste

Microwave rice per package instructions.
In large skillet melt butter and sauté mushrooms, shallot and garlic for 5 minutes.
Place crackers in large baggie and crush with rolling pin.
Whisk eggs and heavy cream together.
Combine all above ingredients in bowl and mix well, transfer to casserole.

Topping: Place two slices stale bread, 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley and 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese in food processor and chop to fine consistency. Spread evenly atop rice and crab dressing mixture. 

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. I like to finish by lightly browning under broiler for one to two minutes.

Chef’s Tip: This dressing is excellent for stuffing flounder!