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happy dish

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Gail Herbest
Bangor, ME

My mother fixed this casserole at least once a month, we loved it and still do. It is not a very colorful dish, but if you would like to add a little color drain a small can of mandarin oranges and place a few on top just before serving.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For happy dish

  • 2 md
    onions, chopped
  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    regular rice
  • 1 lb
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup--undiluted
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup--undiluted
  • 1- 8 oz can
    water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    soy sauce, dark
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1-14 oz can
    bean sprouts, drained
  • crisp chinese noodles (chow mein noodles)

How To Make happy dish

  • 1
    Brown onions and celery in butter, remove from heat brown hamburger and raw rice together. Grease 2 qt casserole dish.
  • 2
    In large bowl combine soups, add soy sauce, water,pepper stir well, add browned onions and celery, meat and rice, stir well, add sliced water chestnuts, stir in bean sprouts. Pour into prepared casserole dish
  • 3
    Bake at 350 covered for 30 minutes then uncover and bake for 30 more minutes uncovered. serve over warm crisp noodles, pass the soy sauce.

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