First issues first: Minnesota. You ought to possibly come. If you’re ever going to get pleasure from a chilly snowy winter wonderland and pan-o-goodness of chook and wild rice, December simply earlier than Christmas is the time. I’ll crank up the warmth in our little dwelling to a well warm 75 ranges just like the continuously chilly power losing user that I am, and also you possibly can come sit on my couch, snuggle with my favourite used-to-be-white Pottery Barn blanket, odor the wild rice cooking away within the oven, and hear to the crackling fireplace.
Oh snap. We don’t have a fireplace. I am a hearth ledge dweller and hence here is essentially some of the foremost sad factor ever about our cute dwelling nestled into the cold, frozen land of the Minnesota tundra. It’s simply a crime to reside proper the following and never have a fireplace. Maybe in some destiny dwelling we’ll have a hearth to comfortable up to, but proper now, it’s simply us and the brand new fridge.
Wait, the FRIDGE! Houston, we’ve a fridge. There are functioning kitchen appliances within the dwelling different than a blender and a toaster for the primary time in months, and I were sluggish on telling you about it simply due to the fact I ate all that turkey a whereas ago and it just… I dunno. It simply made me sluggish at life. Forgive?
KITCHEN UPDATE (2 MINS):
We are down to a subject of DAYS earlier than the whole kitchen display happens! The backsplash nonetheless desires to get finished, I ought to get my kitchen gear arranged (story of my liiife), and we ought to hold simply a couple of issues at the walls. Maybe.
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Okay, though, we began out with me making an attempt to make certain you recognize how vast it’s to devour chook wild rice soup in casserole form, quite when topped with buttery golden brown toasty bread cubes.
It’s virtually unfair for me to make a chook wild rice casserole simply due to the fact I am so very completely glad consuming chook wild rice soup forever. I don’t have many recipes that I make extra than simply a couple of occasions in my life, but that crockpot chook wild rice soup is a once-a-month regular. My purpose with this casserole wasn’t to exchange the soup (hello, NOT POSSIBLE) but extra simply to supply my hungry self a recipe that might be a actual meals + remedy meals casserole style factor that would supply us all of the comfortable feels of soup with out really being soup. I variety of love casseroles in that very predictable Minnesota winter way, but I also desire to attempt to make them up to date to 2014, and here is why Chicken Wild Rice Casserole got here into my life.
No cans of something proper the following – simply plenty of real, wholesome meals (okay FINE there’s just a bit butter, too) which variety of feels good, and smart, and grown up and all that stuff, plus it simply tastes like a chew of Minnesota home. Real meals + remedy food.
Essentially what this Sloppy Wild Rice Deliciousness is all about is a well hearty pile of wild rice cooked in broth and carrots, onions, and celery –> then baked with the chook and the creamy sauce that you’ll make from scratch simply due to the fact you’re superior –> then topped with the cutest little butter-soaked bread cubes for the appears (rawr) and the gentle crunch.
It’s like soup meets buttered bread meets casserole meets Minnesota.
Ugh. I simply get so completely glad when these 4 issues collide proper into my world.
chicken wild rice casserole
Chicken While Rice Casserole! Real, wholesome meals and it simply tastes like a chew of Minnesota home.
5 stalks celery
1 cup wild rice
3 cups chook broth
1 lb. chook breasts, cut into small pieces
10 tablespoons butter (divided)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
3–4 cups cubed bread (dry, sturdy, or day vintage bread works best)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Chop the onion, carrots, and celery. Place in a huge baking dish. Add the wild rice and the broth. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes.
When the rice is virtually done, melt 4 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, salt, and poultry seasoning and prepare dinner for one minute. Add the milk slowly, whisking to style a thick, creamy sauce.
If you desire the topping, melt the remainder six tablespoons butter and toss with the bread cubes. (I’ve also made it with out the topping and it’s nonetheless delicious).
When the rice is done, take away foil, upload uncooked chook and creamy sauce, and stir to combine. Arrange the bread in a layer on top. Turn the warmth as much as 450 and bake exposed for one other 20-30 minutes till chook is not any longer pink and the bread cubes are golden brown. Top with salt, pepper, and/or parsley for a pop of inexperienced color.
Calories Per Serving: 355
% DAILY VALUE
27% Total Fat 17.8g28% Cholesterol 84.4mg32% Sodium 765.5mg10% Total Carbohydrate 29.4g14% Dietary Fiber 3.5gSugars 6.6g40% Protein 20.1g31% Vitamin A 464.7µg6% Vitamin C 3.7mg