This is really yummy! I used brown rice instead of white. I was out of chicken broth so I used 2 1/4 cups water but added 3 chicken cubes. I also boiled the water/broth, soup and ranch (2tsp) before pouring over the sausage to help cook the brown rice a little faster...see Alton Brown's brown rice recipe. :-)
Liked this casserole a lot. I took armymomx2's tip of boiling my chicken broth, water and soup prior to pouring over the sausage layer. I just whisked them together and heated to boiling in the microwave. When I took it out I whisked in the ranch dressing mix, salt and some pepper. I think my husband would prefer that I add another 1/2 lb. of sausage or maybe some mushrooms. The next time I make this I will reduce the water by 1/2 cup and adjust the cooking time to 40-45 minutes. Thanks for the recipe!
We liked this ok- but it wasnt out of this world for us. i am a ranch-a-holic and this lacked it for me. I also made a few changes like the others. I cooked the 1 cup of raw rice in my cooker with the can of chicken broth and I added 1 tsp of ranch mix to it.
i cooked my turkey sausage with the vegetables and added salt, pepper and some red pepper flakes. I also did not drain the sausage since turkey sausage doesnt have fat to speak of.
the rice was just under done, which was perfect to add to this. and I topped it with sharp cheddar cheese and actually used my casserole lid instead of foil.
i baked it for 1 hour since others said 50 minutes didnt seem enough.
the rice was a tiny bit mushy, so maybe 3/4 c or 1/2 c water instead of 1 cup added to soup would have been enough (but my only soup choice was harris teeter brand which is thinner than campbells brand)
if I make this again I will probably add 1/2 the package of ranch to the casserole- I just wanted that ranch zing and didnt get it. thanks for sharing
This was good but I did make a few changes. I added a tsp. or red pepper flakes to the sausage. I also cooked the rice ahead of time and used the broth to give the casserole the desired consistency. This really cuts down on cooking time. I also added 1 8 oz. pkg . of shredded cheddar cheese.
This was a very good recipe. I used italian sausage (on hand). However mine was a bit soupy also. I will just reduce the amount of water or chicken broth. I also topped with shredded cheddar (preference). I loved the flavors and my entire family liked it too, so that's a big PLUS. Thanks for sharing!
I followed the recipe pretty much exactly except for the carrots and celery. I didn't use those (personal preference). The casserole tasted pretty good but my rice wasn't thoroughly cooked after 50 minutes and the casserole was still quite soupy. I'm not sure what I did wrong. I'll probably make this again but i'll have to ask around about cooking times. Thanks for posting!
This was an awesome dish. We added some crushed red pepper to give it a little spice kick. A very flavorful dish. My 4 year old gives it 2 thumbs up!!
This was VERY TASTY!! The only thing I changed was adding red pepper flakes just for a little kick. It was a nice alternate to my favorite rice casseroles. Thanks, Seasoned Cook!