Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

This is a meal I have made several times.  It is awesome!  I have used all brown rice for the rice before and it was still awesome!  

3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
3 carrots, diced
1/2 Tablespoons garlic, minced
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
2 cups steamed white rice
2 cups wild rice
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup broth
3-4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • Preheat oven and lightly grease a lasagna pan or a 9x13 casserole dish.
  • Cook your rices.
  • Heat oil in large pan and add onion, celery and carrots.  Saute for about 8 minutes.  Cover the pan and cook for awhile longer until desired tenderness of the carrots. 
  • Uncover the pan and add the garlic.  Saute a minute or two more.
  • In a separate pan melt the butter.
  • Add the flour to the butter.
  • Slowly whisk in the broth and cook until smooth on low heat.
  • Sprinkle with garlic salt, salt and pepper.  Stir in 2 cups of the cheese.
  • In a large bowl or pot stir the rices, chicken, veggies and cheese sauce together and then place into your baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.

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