Wild Rice Casserole

"Goes great with roast turkey, chicken, salmon, or trout. An impressive dish to have when guests arrive. Very hearty eating."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place rice in a strainer or sieve and rinse with cold water for about 1 minute, scouring rice with fingers; drain.
  • Place rice in a saucepan with the broth and salt; bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook for 40-45 minutes or until tender and most of liquid is absorbed.
  • If when tender, any liquid remains, drain it.
  • Cook the mushrooms, onion, celery, green pepper, and garlic in butter in a skillet until the onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Mix together the rice, vegetables, and cheese, and spread in a greased 2-quart casserole.
  • Cover the pan and bake at 325F for 35-45 minutes or until the casserole is heated through nicely.
  • Garnish with toasted almonds before serving.

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Reviews

  1. Graybert
    This rice was delicious! I used a mixture of white and wild as that is all that I had on hand - I cooked it for 20 minutes. I also added a bit of chopped red pepper for some colour. It was very easy to prepare and a huge hit at our thanksgiving dinner. I highly recommend this recipe! I also noted that it only took 30 minutes to reheat the entire product (after mixing in veggies and cheese).
     
  2. Jan Morrison
    Served this with cornish game hens, it was a big success. Could even be made the day before.
     
  3. ann1wp
    I made this for dinner last night, and my husband said (for the first time in 24 years of marriage) "we could serve this dish to guests!" LOL-I hope that isn't a comment on my usual cooking! I substituted carrots for the bell peppers, as no one in my house will eat peppers, and used about twice the veggies that the recipe called for. Next time I will try it in my slow cooker. Thanks for a great recipe!
     
  4. jgraef919
    This is the BEST wild rice recipe ever. I served it as our main dish for dinner. I followed the recipe exactly. There is no need to change a thing. I served the rice with over easy eggs and toast points. This is a dream meal !!!!!!!!
     
  5. Mona W.
    Trying this for supper tonight with an addition of diced pork chops...will let you know how it turned out
     
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Tweaks

  1. mammafishy
    My husband said that he had never tasted anything like that before...we both loved it. I used toasted pecans in place of the almonds and cooked the rice in my rice cooker (1 c. of rice to 4 c. of water). It was even better the 2nd day. Thanks for posting! I will be making this again.
     
  2. ann1wp
    I made this for dinner last night, and my husband said (for the first time in 24 years of marriage) "we could serve this dish to guests!" LOL-I hope that isn't a comment on my usual cooking! I substituted carrots for the bell peppers, as no one in my house will eat peppers, and used about twice the veggies that the recipe called for. Next time I will try it in my slow cooker. Thanks for a great recipe!
     
  3. KPD123
    beautiful side dish!! i used a box of uncle ben's wild rice that i prepared and then mixed with my sauteed veggies. the only changes i made to the veggies were to go a little light on the mushrooms (about 1/2 cup), use red bell pepper instead of green, add fresh parsley and minced serrano peppers. loved the crunch of the almonds! i made this up a day ahead of time and then all i had to do was bake. this is a keeper side dish! thanks a lot sue!!
     
  4. sarahwilkerson
    Yum! I substituted chopped red peppers for color, used baby bella instead of regular button mushrooms, and used reduced fat cheddar cheese (you'd never know it!). I didn't rinse the rice first (I imagine this is to get rid of the starch/stickiness, but the consistency still turned out great), and I ended up having to cook it for about an hour. I mixed everything up in advance, poured it into the greased casserole dish, covered with foil, and kept it in the fridge until 30 minutes before dinner. I baked the cold casserole -- still covered with foil -- for 30 minutes at 375 to heat through, and it turned out perfectly.
     

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