When someone mentions a casserole, I cringe.. They are soooo mysterious, so “What is in it?” yet so humble, so warm, so so so great..
Here’s my take on a Wild rice and chicken Casserole and you got it, it’s made from leftovers. Enjoy !
I have the below ingredients:
A handful of bella mushrooms sliced
1 carrot peeled and sliced
Left over steamed corn on the cob
1 clove of garlic chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tsp of OO
Left over grilled chicken
A cup of wild rice (I made this)
Few fresh Basil leaves
1 1/2 cups of white sauce or Bechamel (Recipe coming soon)
I personally love wild rice instead of regular white rice. Even better is a combination of wild, brown, red and white rice. I actually got a few different types of rice and mixed them to use.
To every cup of rice, use about 2 cups of water on medium heat in a covered saucepan. Cook till all the water is absorbed.
Stir fry the garlic, veggies and the seasonings in the OO for about 2-3 minutes.
Prepare an oven proof dish with some OO.
Layer half the rice , veggies, and the sauce (about half a cup) and repeat about twice. Cover with the rest of the sauce. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.
Your Casserole —- Demystified !