awesome chicken & wild rice casserole

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Nancy Christensen
from Waseca, MN

I cooked some wild rice, for soup, then discovered I was out of cream. Instead of going to the store, I created this rich, delicious casserole on a rainy, chilly spring day. Maybe the perfect comfort food...

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For awesome chicken & wild rice casserole

  • 1 c
    wild rice, uncooked
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 can
    cream of potato or mushroom
  • 1 can
    cream of onion soup
  • 16 oz
    sour cream
  • 3 or 4
    chicken breasts, cooked
  • 1/2 can
    french fried onions
  • 1 can
    water chestnuts, chopped, optional
  • celery, chopped, optional
  • almonds, slivered, optional
  • 1 can
    mushrooms, optional

How To Make awesome chicken & wild rice casserole

  • 1
    Rinse the rice under running water. Cook in 2 cups water and 1/2 tsp. salt for about an hour, tightly covered.
  • 2
    While the rice is cooking, if you're not using leftover chicken, cook the chicken however you like. I just microwave mine until it's almost done. It can be boiled, broiled, pan fried, sauteed, done on a George Foreman grill, whatever. Cut into bite sized pieces.
  • 3
    Combine the soups and the sour cream.
  • 4
    Grease a 13 x 9 pan or casserole dish. Pour in the cooked rice, the chicken pieces, and the soup mixture, and stir until well mixed.
  • 5
    Bake, covered, for 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Top with french fried onions and bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes more.
  • 6
    My husband is a VERY picky eater so I make it just like this. It is wonderful, though, if you want to add a can of drained, diced water chestnuts, and celery, and some slivered almonds and a can of mushrooms. Yummy!

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