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Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole

September/October 2010

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (210 votes)

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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"The recipe turned out good. If you like casseroles that are usually made with of the condensed soup, you will probably really enjoy this dish. I don't use condensed soup so this was a nice way to prepare this type of a dish without all...

25 Reviews for Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole

01/21/2011
Very tasty

My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. He's a good trouper and will try any recipe I decide to make, but this is one that we both loved! I typically hate recipes with alcohol in them, no matter how I try to cook it out I can always taste it. I ended up using 3/4 cup cream sherry in place of 1 cup dry sherry and the taste was fantastic! I will be making this one again very soon.

Great to make ahead, reheats very well
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01/10/2011
Good way to impress!

This dish was fairly easy to make and seemed so fancy, even though the presentation wasn't the neatest. The almonds were a great touch. I think it would taste just as good with frozen broccoli instead of the green beans. My husband, who typically isn't a fan of casseroles had seconds! I'll be making this again!

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01/03/2011
Disappointingly bland

This was not an EW winner for me. We found it to be extremely bland. Perhaps more salt and pepper, maybe some additional herbs. I think the leeks just aren't strong enough to carry the dish.

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12/12/2010
my family loves this dish

this is a hearty casserole that my family cannot get enough of. I have made it twice in one week and I am getting requests to make it again. it does take a little bit of time, but if you prep some of the items ahead of time its not to hard to put together. I would agree, I don't think layering the rice, chicken, green beans and then topping is necessary. Next time I am going to try 1 cup of rice and not layering.

well-balanced, healthy food,
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10/14/2010
Anonymous

The recipe turned out good. If you like casseroles that are usually made with of the condensed soup, you will probably really enjoy this dish. I don't use condensed soup so this was a nice way to prepare this type of a dish without all the extra sodium and processed ingredients. I made it for the parents who really loved it. I followed the recipe as written. It reheated well the next day also. Just as the article said, it is something that works well at a church function.

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