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Wild Rice in a white baking dish with a wooden spoon
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Wild Rice Hot Dish

This creamy & flavorful casserole is a family favorite that can double as a main dish or side!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooking Wild Rice45 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sausage and rice casserole, wild rice casserole, wild rice hot dish, wild rice hotdish
Servings: 8 people
Author: Ashley Leonard


Wild Rice

  • 1 ½ cups raw wild rice
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt

Hot Dish

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 # pork sausage regular
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. black pepper


Preparing the Wild Rice

  • Place raw wild rice in a bowl and cover with cold water. Using your fingers, mix it up and remove anything floating on top of the water. This may need to be done twice. Drain.
  • Place 6 cups of water and 1 tsp. salt into a large saucepan. Add wild rice and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cover. Allow rice to simmer for 45 minutes. Drain any excess liquid.

Hot Dish

  • While the wild rice is cooking, brown and cook pork sausage until no longer pink. Drain any grease and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • In the same skillet, add 1 tbsp. olive oil and saute celery & onion until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add to bowl with sausage.
  • Stir in cooked rice, cream of chicken soup and chicken broth.
  • Add salt, pepper and soy sauce. Mix well and pour into 9x13 pan. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Remove foil and cook another 15-20 minutes until liquid is soaked up.


  • You could also add sliced mushrooms, green pepper, water chestnuts or slivered almonds. 
  • Serve with a steamed vegetable for a hearty dinner.
  • Could also serve as a substitute to a traditional bread based dressing side dish!