Chicken Rice Casserole Recipe





This Chicken Rice Casserole Recipe is very tasty and easy to make. It is made using wild rice which gives it a lovely nutty flavor.

It does not take very long to put together with ingredients from your pantry and refrigerator.

It is a great one dish meal, which can quickly be reheated as needed for the family on the go.

This easy casserole will make 10-12 servings.



Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup wild rice, uncooked
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, homemade or canned
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 4 oz. can mushrooms, drained and sliced
  • 1/2 of 4 oz. jar pimento, drained and sliced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup almonds, slivered

Method:

  • Wash rice under running water.
  • Heat rice, water and 1 tsp. salt to boiling.
  • Cover and simmer for 60 minutes.
  • Drain in colander, rinse with cold water, drain well.
  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • In large saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter or margarine.
  • Blend in flour, salt and pepper.
  • Stir constantly until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat, stir in chicken broth and milk.
  • Return to medium heat, stir constantly until boiling.
  • Boil for 1 minute, remove from heat.
  • Add cooked rice, chicken, mushrooms, pimento, green pepper and almonds.
  • Pour into greased large casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes, dish out and enjoy.



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