You say tomato, I say tomato...
Hotdish, casserole. I don't know know why we make it so difficult. The food is partially cooked on the stovetop. Mixed together in an oven safe glass dish.
Baked at 325 degrees for one hour.
By then, all the ingredients will be friends, and we will eat them.
- 1/2 cup wild rice, cook separately
- 2 cups chicken broth, use in rice
- 1 stalk celery
- 4 pieces bunch onions
- 3 sweet peppers
- 2 sprigs oregano
- 2 sprigs dill
- 2 sprigs cilantro
For the Rest:
- 2/3 cup peas and carrots, frozen, but thawed
- 1 can mushrooms
- 1 can chicken
For the Mac and Cheese:
- 1 box mac and cheese, cook separately according to box
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1/4 cup butter
For the topping:
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
Ok. It sounds complicated but, it's not.
My rice needed to cook 45 minutes. Some of my veggies needed to be fried in butter until squishy. The celery, peppers, onion tops and the three herbs I cut from my herb box.
The noodles get cooked according to the box.
Then, everything gets mixed together, sprinkled with shredded cheese and covered and baked 1 hour at 325 degrees.
Wild Rice Cooking
It was closer to an hour and a half before I removed the dish from the oven.
I was hoping it was not overcooked. It was creamy. It was flavorful. Everything had cooked expertly.
My hubby was excited. He said that a person could substitute turkey, or tuna or salmon for the chicken.