Mushroom Wild Rice Side Dish Casserole

“This is the best wild rice casserole I've ever tasted! I could make a meal of this alone!”
READY IN:
2hrs 25mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water, wild rice, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  3. Stir in brown rice.
  4. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes longer or until rice is tender.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
  6. Remove bacon to paper towels, drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  7. In the drippings, saute mushrooms, onion, peppers and celery until tender.
  8. Stir in broth and remaining salt.
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into the mushroom mixture.
  11. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly; stir in almonds and bacon.
  12. Drain rice; add mushroom mixture.
  13. Transfer to a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  14. Cover and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  15. Uncover, bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through.

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