Chicken and Wild Rice Bake


Occasionally, when my life is super crazy, I have been known to by a frozen meal here and there. I mean, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to keep sane. When I do buy one, often times it is a chicken and wild rice meal that I get from Costco.

We sampled this meal one day while shopping there and took one home. It is a dish now that my family loves. Well, I finally got around to finding a way to make it at home. It has a few extras from the frozen version, like cheese and almonds.

This version is actually better than the frozen version that I get from Costco. My family is thrilled that we can have this meal more often, now that I can make it myself.

Chicken and Wild Rice Bake
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (6.2 oz) box Uncle Ben's Fast Cook Long Grain and Wild Rice
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ½ stalk celery, diced
  • 1 (10¾ oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1½ cups frozen carrots and peas ( you can buy a mix of them of I use 1 cup carrots and ½ cup peas)
  • ½ cup milk
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • ⅓ cup slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Prepare rice according to package directions and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet and add in onion and celery. Cook until onion is tender.
  4. In a large bowl, combined the prepared rice with the onion/celery mixture. Add in the cream of mushroom soup, chicken, frozen vegetables, milk, and salt and pepper.
  5. Spread into a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds. Cover with foil and bake at 300 degrees for at least 30 minutes (or up to 60). Serves 4-5.

Recipe adapted from Lauren’s Latest.



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