Wild Rice Casserole Recipe

Looking for an easy Wild Rice Casserole recipe? Learn how to make Wild Rice Casserole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by qball825

Makes 4 servings



You can substitute ham for the bacon in this recipe. If you're afraid that the nutty flavor of wild rice might be too intense for your family, substitute half of the wild rice for white or brown rice and reduce the water by 2 T.

Recipe Ingredients for Wild Rice Casserole

1 c. wild rice, uncooked
2 c. chicken stock
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked & crumbled
8 oz. mushrooms
1 c. diced celery
1/4 c. fresh chopped parsley
5 oz. water chestnuts, drained & chopped
1/4 c. slivered almonds
20 oz. cream of mushroom soup, optional
1 c. milk, optional

Recipe Directions for Wild Rice Casserole

  1. Combine the rice with the chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Cook until the rice is tender (see "Rice" recipe on this website for more detailed instructions for this step).

  2. Cook bacon, set aside to cool, but don't drain off the bacon grease. When the bacon is cool to the touch, crumble or cut into 1/2 inch pieces.

  3. Thoroughly wash and then slice the mushrooms. Sauté mushrooms in 2 T. of the reserved bacon grease in a large heavy-bottomed skillet.

  4. Chop the celery, and add them to the mushrooms in the skillet. Sauté mushrooms and celery for 2-5 minutes, until crisp-tender.

  5. Chop the parsley.

  6. Coarsely chop the water chestnuts.

  7. When the rice is almost done, preheat oven to 375°F.

  8. In a casserole dish, combine the cooked rice, crumbled bacon, sautéed mushrooms & celery, parsley and water chestnuts. Top with almonds, if desired. Cover and heat through (about 10-15 minutes in a hot oven). Serve hot.

  9. For a creamier casserole, add your own gravy or make a simple sauce by whisking together cream of mushroom or celery soup and milk.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 553.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
653
Calories from Fat
298
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
33.1g
51%
Saturated Fat
9.9g
50%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Sodium
2204mg
92%
Potassium
1073mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
55.5g
18%
Dietary Fiber
4.4g
18%
Sugars
7.2g
Protein
34.5g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 15% Iron 21%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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