I made this recipe as instructed against my better judgement. At first it appeared that the liquid would not be enough for the casserole and after assembling, was right. I added more milk before putting in the oven, and the dish was still quite dry. The lack of any spices or herbs was another mistake. Other comments that recommended more salt were right. More salt made a bit of difference, but the potential was there for a much more tastier dish if some herbs were added. I would make it again, but would increase the liquids by at least another cup to cup and a half, and I would add some herbs, such as rosemary, thyme or even some cayenne pepper.
Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole
From EatingWell: September/October 2010
In Minnesota, chicken, mushrooms and wild rice are often bound together in a casserole with cream of mushroom soup. We forgo the sodium-rich canned soup and make a light, creamy sauce that gets depth of flavor from dry sherry and Parmesan cheese. If you already have cooked chicken, use 4 cups and skip Step 2.
26 Reviews for Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole
Although I was prepared for the amount of time I would need to make this casserole, I was unprepared for the way it would look when it came out of the oven! It's really brown and looks very unappetizing. However, it is very tasty (after you add a little more salt than the recipe calls for) and it definitely hit the spot on a snowy Pennsylvania night! I probably wouldn't serve it to anyone outside of my immediate family...although I will definitely serve it to them again!
I used 1 cup of brown rice in place of the wild rice which worked out just fine.
This wasn't anything special. And for the amount of time it took, not worth making again.
Made this with mushroom, celery, and kale, and it turned out great!
Time saving tip: use a food processor to do all the chopping. I used mine for the leeks, mushrooms, parsley, & parmesan cheese.
This recipe was bland. Particularly, the boiled chicken was bland. If I try it again, I will spice up the chicken once it is cut into bite-sized pieces - maybe garlic salt or onion salt, maybe some poultry seasoning.