Wild Rice Hot Dish
This creamy & flavorful casserole is a family favorite that can double as a main dish or side!
Servings: 8 people
- 1 ½ cups raw wild rice
- 6 cups water
- 1 tsp. salt
- 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.
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!