River Run Rice

River Run Rice Recipe

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Mary Ann Thompson


I first tasted this dish at the Angelina County, TX Employees Christmas lunch several years ago. An employee of the County Extension Office prepared it. I've incorporated a few variations, but no matter how you prepare it, it's delicious! And it's one of those dishes where the leftovers are even better!

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
1 Hr


9 c
cooked rice (1/2 brown and 1/2 wild)
3 c
chopped celery
6 medium
onions, chopped
3 large
bell peppers, chopped
1 1/2 c
butter or margarine
2 can(s)
(4 oz. each) sliced mushrooms
4 lb
ground sausage

How to Make River Run Rice


  • 1Prepare the rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking prepare other ingredients.
  • 2Chop the vegetables and saute on low heat in the butter until tender. Add mushrooms.
  • 3Brown sausage in large skillet until crumbly and well done.
  • 4Mix all ingredients very well in a LARGE baking dish. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.
  • 5MY VARIATION: Instead of plain brown/wild rice, I use Uncle Ben's Whole Grain & Wild Rice Mushroom Recipe. It takes 3 boxes for this recipe. *** You can change the taste of the dish by using different types of sausage. I love to use 1/2 regular sausage and 1/2 hot sausage. *** Instead of baking in the oven for an hour, I put mine in a large slow cooker and let it set on low until time to serve. All the flavors blend nicely! *** My family also likes to sprinkle cheese on top or maybe a dollop of sour cream. EXPERIMENT! Make it your own!

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About River Run Rice

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Hashtags: #rice, #sausage, #Casserole