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Chicken and Rice Casserole with Spinach and Shiitakes Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken and Rice Casserole with Spinach and Shiitakes recipe? Learn how to make Chicken and Rice Casserole with Spinach and Shiitakes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jenlad1979

Makes 8 servings



We used Lundberg Wehani & Wild Rice blend, but any brown rice blend, regular brown rice or wild rice, or barley would be delicious in this casserole. Leave out the chicken for a vegetarian main dish. Great for a potluck.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken and Rice Casserole with Spinach and Shiitakes

3 tablespoons butter, divided
1 medium onion, halved vertically and thinly sliced crosswise (about 1 cup)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps sliced
10 ounce spinach, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups skim milk
4 ounces Gruyere, shredded (1 cup)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 cups hot cooked brown or wild rice
2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded

Recipe Directions for Chicken and Rice Casserole with Spinach and Shiitakes

  1. 1. Spray pan. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, until softened. Stir in garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add mushrooms, and cook 8 minutes or until softened. Add half of spinach, and cook, stirring constantly, until spinach begins to wilt. Add remaining spinach, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until all spinach has wilted.

  2. 2. Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, about 5 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat, and slowly whisk in Gruyère, whisking until smooth. Whisk in salt and pepper. Add spinach mixture, rice, and chicken; transfer to a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch (4-quart) casserole dish.

  3. 3. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or bake, covered with foil, at 375° for 45 minutes or until bubbly and hot. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 336.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
528
Calories from Fat
103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.4g
18%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Sodium
604mg
25%
Potassium
879mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
77.5g
26%
Dietary Fiber
7.3g
29%
Sugars
9.5g
Protein
32.4g
Vitamin A 76% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 32% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin A
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