Bulgur & Wild Rice Casserole

READY IN: 1hr
Recipe by Roosie

Did you know that wild rice is not actually rice, but the seed of a grass native to the lakes of the upper Midwest and southern Canada? Bulgar is made by steam-cooking and drying whole-wheat kernels, then cracking them into pieces. From BH&G. Healthy stuff! This is easy to make vegan- just use a vegan margarine and vegetable broth and you're set. This uses cooked wild rice, so if you've got some left over, this might be a good one to try. I think it would probably freeze well, too.

Top Review by evelynathens

This was OK, but I don't think I'll make it again - the flavours just didn't seem to complement each other. What would I do differently? I would definitely saute the mushrooms first to evaporate most of their liquid, and I would also roast the pecans (walnuts in my case) and just stir them in at the end, once the casserole is done.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large saucepan or stockpot, melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Add bulgar and cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in celery and onion and cook for about 3 more minutes, or until just tender.
  5. Stir in broth, cooked wild rice, parsley, pepper and if using dried, the basil and oregano.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Stir in mushrooms, walnuts and, if using fresh, the basil and oregano.
  8. Transfer to a 2-QT baking dish with cover.
  9. Cook, covered, for about 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  10. For Vegetarian do not use chicken broth.

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