One drawback I have discovered is that after feeding a family for 28 years I don't know how to cook for two. Nor do I have any casseroles or baking dishes that are right for two portions. I tried to make a casserole today and it looks like we will be having wild rice and chicken at lunch for a while! I was wanting something warm and creamy for dinner since here on the 4th of June it is 62 degrees F! So with the ingredients I had on hand, this is what I came up with.
Wild Rice and Chicken Casserole
- 1 package of wild rice mix
- 1/2 cup long grain rice
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 1-2 cups cooked chicken
- 1 package steamer vegetables
- 1 8 oz. package grated Swiss cheese
- 1/4 tsp. dill
Microwave rice mix, seasoning and rice 12 minutes on high power, then 20 minutes on 50% power.
Microwave one package of Steamer veggies of your choice. I used a broccoli, carrot, edamame mix.
Mix the hot rice and vegetables with some cooked chicken, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 cup chicken broth, dill and 8 oz. grated Swiss cheese. Top with buttered bread crumbs if you like them. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes until the sauce us bubbly.
This makes enough food for 4-6 people... definitely overestimated on that one! But it is a filling dish that stretches a little bit of chicken.