Mushroom Wild Rice Side Dish Casserole

Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is the best wild rice casserole I've ever tasted! I could make a meal of this alone!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water, wild rice, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  3. Stir in brown rice.
  4. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes longer or until rice is tender.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
  6. Remove bacon to paper towels, drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  7. In the drippings, saute mushrooms, onion, peppers and celery until tender.
  8. Stir in broth and remaining salt.
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into the mushroom mixture.
  11. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly; stir in almonds and bacon.
  12. Drain rice; add mushroom mixture.
  13. Transfer to a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  14. Cover and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  15. Uncover, bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through.
Most Helpful

I was looking for a cassoulet-like recipe and found this recipe. I did not make the recipe as listed here, but adapted it as a main dish for my vegan family and it was delicious!<br/>After very lightly spraying the pan with canola oil, I carmelized 1 sliced vidalia onion, added 4 cloves garlic diced (recommend more if want stronger garlic flavor). Once they were golden brown, I added the 4 oz sliced baby portabella mushrooms and 2 teaspoons of Herbes de Provence (would recommend adding more) and cooked down for about 10 minutes until mushrooms were brown and had released their liquid. I blended one 14 oz can of diced, tomatoes and 2 cans cannellini beans (rinsed and drained). Once bubbly and hot, 10 oz of fresh spinach leaves, cut in chiffinade were added to mushroom/bean mixture to wilt.<br/>Meanwhile, the wild rice (one 4 oz box) was cooking per package instructions in a small saucepan...this takes at least 50-60 minutes to cook start first!!<br/>Once rice had cooked for 60 minutes, the wild rice and any water in the saucepan were poured into the bean/spinach/mushroom mixture. All were transferred to a 9x13 baking dish, cooked in 350 degrees F oven for 35 minutes.<br/>I topped with personal garlic spice seasoning blend instead of bread crumb mixture.<br/>Thanks for helping with the idea for dinner!!!

belairnp August 07, 2013

Great wild rice recipe. It does take some time and work but DH and the baby loved it. Made it with SAUTEED CHICKEN with CURRIED APPLES #75984 and it was great together. Thanks!

lolablitz November 02, 2010

Great casserole. I made it as a side with some "unfried" Chicken. I did not use all wild rice, I bought a brown rice/barley/wild rice mixture from Trader Joes. It worked well.

Blakey November 08, 2009