Ranch Sausage and Rice Casserole

"AWESOME! Truly a man's dish! A favorite dish in our family and often requested. I use original long grain converted rice by Uncle Ben. Great flavor!"
 
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
10
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a large saucepan brown sausage, drain well and crumble. Set aside. In same pan saute onion and celery in 1 teaspoon oil. Mix in carrots and sausage.
  • Place uncooked rice in bottom of a 9 x 9 or 3 quart baking dish. Place sausage mixture in baking dish on top of uncooked rice.
  • In a medium size bowl mix soup, chicken broth, water, dry ranch mix and salt. Pour over sausage mixture and cover with foil.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 50 minutes.

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Reviews

  1. Barefoot Crone
    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. :-)
     
  2. catmaniacs
    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!
     
  3. Shawn C
    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. <br/>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. <br/>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.<br/>i baked it for 1 hour since others said 50 minutes didnt seem enough.<br/>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)<br/>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
     
  4. icandoit185
    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.
     
  5. Milkmans Daughter
    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!
     
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  1. Shawn C
    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. <br/>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. <br/>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.<br/>i baked it for 1 hour since others said 50 minutes didnt seem enough.<br/>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)<br/>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
     

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