Wednesday, April 18, 2007

What's for Supper Wednesday



I was suffering from a headache this afternoon, and Autumn made supper. ( I am feeling better after a rest.) This casserole is a real hit. I've made it for new moms, and I am always asked for the recipe!

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Southern Living Magazine September 2000

2 (6.2) pkgs. Fast cooking long grain& wild rice (Uncle Ben’s)
¼ c. butter
2 c. medium onions, chopped
4 celery ribs, chopped
2 (8 oz.) cans sliced water chestnuts, drained
5 cups chopped, cooked chicken
4 cups (1 lb.) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2 (10 ¾ oz. ) cans, cream of mushroom soup
16 oz. Sour cream
1 c. milk
½ tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Pepper

Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion, celery, and water chestnuts. Sauté 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Stir vegetables into rice. Add chicken, 3 cups cheese, & next 5 ingredients. Mix well. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 4 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cup of cheese. Bake 5 more minutes.

17 comments:

Lori B said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love to try new things. That is so nice that your daughter made supper. What a sweat heart.
I'm sorry you had a headache. I hope you are feeling better.

Trella said...

Thank for so much for sharing. It sounds so yummy!
I hope you feel better.

Becky said...

Mmmm, this sounds like pure comfort ... comfort food that is. I just finished dinner. I am alone tonight so it consisted of tortilla chips and salsa and a slice of swiss cheese. Oh, and 3 oreos. I know ... I'm so good to myself.

I sure hope you feel better after your headache.

Tracy said...

Becky,
You gave me a chuckle! Your dinner sounds like a Lean Cuisine commercial!

Beck said...

I'm all headachey tonight, too. What a helpful daughter you have!

Karen said...

I hope you're feeling better now, Tracy. What a smart girl you have there. You've trained her well in homemaking.
I like anything with chicken and rice, so I'm going to try your recipe.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, too, for your encouraging comments on Ashley's post today. I'm proud of her for sharing her story.

Tina said...

Sounds like the cheesy chicken and rice I make, except I use cream o'chicken soup because of the muchroom hates in my family...lol(I am pretty sure mushroom hating is a sin...lol) ...Austin loves it...it is his fav !

Tina said...

Ps...I HATE headaches...this you know.
I pray for you to feel much better and headache free!

Kelli said...

This sounds like the perfect comfort meal, Tracy! I'm going to print out the recipe. What a sweet daughter to cook it up!
Kelli

Ashley said...

I think my mom makes something like that, sounds familiar. That was sweet of her to make your family dinner. I hope that your head feels better.. I get migraines, so I know how terrible headaches can be.

Thanks so much for your sweet words on my post today, that was really hard for me to share, and everyone has been so supportive, and I thank you so so much.

Hugs,
Ash

Beach Girl said...

Sounds delicious. Glad your headache is better.

Vanessa

Candy said...

Thanks for sharing this!!! :)

Anna said...

YUM....off to the market to get some ingredients now! :)

Haus Frau said...

This week has been a tad..um..shall we say..busy..? As such, I forgot to take something out of the freezer for supper. So, Tracy to the rescue with what appears to be a **delicious** recipe. To market to market...

PortraitofPeter said...

A delightful family picture - in blessing.

One,s pleasant memories too.

Diane said...

What a wonderful looking recipe...I have printed it off and hope to try it soon! How sweet of your daughter to take over for you while you weren't feeling good. Hope you are better now!! Diane

Christie Belle said...

Mmmmm...I love chicken and I love casseroles, sounds right up my alley!