Wild Rice and Beef Casserole

Wild Rice and Beef Casserole

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"This is a nice alternative to wild rice and chicken dishes. It is easy, and everyone loves it."

Ingredients 1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 472 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 488 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil, and mix in the wild rice, brown rice, and bay leaves. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 minutes, until most of the broth has been absorbed.
  2. In a skillet, melt the butter, and saute onion until tender. Stir in the ground beef, and cook until evenly brown. Mix in the mushrooms, water chestnuts, soy sauce, and curry powder, and continue to cook and stir until heated through.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Mix the beef mixture into the rice mixture, and remove the bay leaf. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with Cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.
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  1. 57 Ratings


This one I will make again and again. The only thing I will do different the next time is to add half a layer of cheese between the meat and rice mixture in the casserole dish. Good tasting dish.


I took the advice of several folks and added extra soy sauce (upped to 3 tbsp.) so the recipe didn't get too dry, however, I found that the fresh mushrooms I used probably would have compensated enough and it was a bit "juicy". I didn't mind, as the extra flavor from the soy sauce was wonderful. I upped the seasoning (curry) to 2 tsp. but that really was a bit too much. The curry overpowered many of the other flavors. I will use 1 1/2 tsp next time and that should be just right. Also, I used sharp cheddar (my preference in cheese). I found that the cheese really brought the flavors together and was necessary in each bite - it really made teh flavors "pop". I did add some to the mixture, but not nearly enough. I will likely use the 2 c. called for in the mixture next time and only a light sprinkle on the top of a little extra (maybe 1 c., if that much). I will cook the wild rice for an hour on the stovetop next time, as mine was a little chewy, even after baking (the wild rice I use - directions say cook for 1 hour). Over all, this is a very filling meal - good comfort food for fall/winter. Will definitely make again! Yum!


Wonderful. I layered the cheese as someone suggested; used some peas instead of water chestnuts (did have any on hand). Will make this again--tomorrow night with the water chestnuts. This is one of those recipes you can 'tweak' anyway you like!