Pork and Wild Rice Casserole

Pork and Wild Rice Casserole

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kathleen 33

"This recipe is a delicious use of wild rice. Just be sure to season your ground pork if you don't buy it preseasoned (usually labeled as pork sausage). Fresh Italian sausage can also be used, just cut open the casing. Works great prepared a day ahead and re-heated for 20 minutes at serving time."

Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 598 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 598 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 38.9 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 35.1 g
  • 70%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 146 mg
  • 49%
  • Sodium:
  • 663 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 45 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Place bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside. Place pork in skillet and cook until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
  4. Reduce skillet heat to medium and melt butter. Stir in onion and celery, and cook until tender; set aside. Mix flour into remaining butter until smooth. In a bowl, mix the reserved mushroom liquid and half and half; stir into the skillet and cook until thickened. Stir in the soup. Mix in 6 cups cooked rice, cooked bacon, cooked pork, mushrooms, almonds, pimento, parsley, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  5. Bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven.

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I made this and shared it with some coworkers and it was a huge success! I used about 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage and about 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef. My daughter didn't think it looked to...

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THis was ok - I used breakfast sausage in it but Im wondering if it would be better with Italian Sausage - is that what I was supposed to use??

I made this and shared it with some coworkers and it was a huge success! I used about 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage and about 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef. My daughter didn't think it looked to...

As written this casserole makes a lot! At 2-3 times a day, this pretty much lasted me all week. But it's good. I used regular ground pork. Would have been even better if I had preseasoned it...

My husband and I really enjoyed this. Next time I'll use it as a stuffing for Cornish game hen and add some dried cranberrys to it.

Made it out together with some other recipes. And it's worth it! Love how this dish comes up to that my family loved! Glad to try it out. ;) Will make it again for sure.

My husband loves this dish. This dish freezes well too. I made a few edits, changes and additions. No bacon. About 1 pound ground seasoned pork is fine (add italian seasoning to pork and mix ...

Since I'm a vegetarian, we omitted the meat in this and also added some Italian seasonings to make up for the flavor. The boyfriend and I found that some of the recipe was vague, particularly th...

THis was ok - I used breakfast sausage in it but Im wondering if it would be better with Italian Sausage - is that what I was supposed to use??

This was really a good basic meal to use up the left over ground pork. I only used 1/2 pound ground pork and 1 cup rice. I also used fresh mushrooms. Hubby and I were content with it, but not bl...

I usually give some leftovers to my elderly neighbour...today my family asked me not to...fortunately there was plenty left for tomorrow and my neighbour loved it. I did sub the pork for grilled...