Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Green Bean and Chicken Rice Casserole

Who doesn't love Green Bean Casserole?  I have found and tested a recipe that is a perfect marriage between chicken and rice, and green bean casserole.  It is fabulous!  Be brave!  Give it a try.  The flavor is delicious. 


1 6oz pkg of long grain and wild rice             1.00
4 C cooked and cubed chicken                       3.84
1 pkg frozen french cut green beans             1.00
1 med onion--chopped                                      .40
1 green pepper--chopped                                 .77
1 envelope onion soup mix                               .50
1 can 98% fat free cream of mushrooms       1.50
1 can 98% fat free broccoli cheese soup         1.50
1 bag fried onions (yum!)                                 3.29
1 can mushrooms (yuck!)                                  .50

    I forgot to put the mushies in the photo...so here they are in all their glory.  

Prepare the rice to the box directions.  Meanwhile, mix all the remaining ingredients but the mushies and fried onions together in a large mixing bowl.  Add a little salt (you get some salt from the onion soup mix) pepper and all purpose seasoning to taste.  When the rice is done you can pour that in the bowl and mix it all up. 

Then you split the mixture into two 8x8 inch pans.  Carefully put mushrooms on half of each casserole.  Label the foil to include the name of the casserole, cooking directions and location of the mushrooms. 

Bake one at 350 degrees for 60 min.   Uncover and top with half the fried onions.  Turn the oven up to 400 degrees and bake 5 more min to brown the topping.   The other casserole can go into the freezer for a later dinner.   Put the leftover fried onions in the cabinet so it will be ready when you eat the other dish. 

Are you drooling yet?  How about our bowls?

Just make sure your husband gets the bowl with the mushrooms, and you get the one without them!  I made two casseroles for $7.15 each.  I know I can do better on the price, but I paid top dollar for the condensed soup and green pepper.  I was away from my usual grocery store and had to stop at another one. 
Christie aka Keeza