Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Minnesota Wild Rice Hot dish



One can't grow up in Minnesota without eating wild rice. Its sold everywhere! It grows wild out on the lakes. At almost any potluck, you are likely to see some type of dish made with wild rice.

I have several favorite wild rice recipes and this is one of them....Wild Rice Hot dish. I usually make it in the winter months. It has a rich nutty flavor....and is so warm and comforting.  I like to serve it with a salad and slice of french bread.

It's a perfect meal for a cold Minnesota nite!

Minnesota Wild Rice Hot Dish

1 lb. hamburger
1 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1 c. wild rice, rinsed well
4 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 c. cold water
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 small can of mushrooms, drained

Brown the hamburger, celery, and onion. Mix all the rest of the ingredients together and add the hamburger mixture. Pour into a greased casserole and bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours, or until done.

18 comments:

Sheena said...

I loved wild rice casserole growing up! I can't wait to make this!! Thanks for posting!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love wild rice. It's so expensive in the stores, but we usually get it when we're in Duluth. They have it for sale at some of the gas stations there - for a better price. How delicious!

Judith said...

This was so good! My Minnesota wild rice was $11/lb(!) but this hot dish makes it easy to justify the purchase - thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Does this call for can rice or raw? Cause I tried the raw rice and it turned out awful!!

laurie said...

Yes, the rice is raw, but rinsed well. It's important to have a good quality wild rice,too. I buy my rice from someone...fresh harvested. It looks different than most you buy in the store. It is not black....lighter, more brownish almost. You must also bake it until the rice has "popped' open, and is not hard.I think black wild rice from the store takes alot longer to cook.

Otherwise, you could boil your wild rice first and then add the rest of the ingredients, adjusting the baking time.

I'm sorry yours didn't turn out, we LOVE it!

Bonnie said...

I just made this recipe last night. Eating leftovers today. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Do you cover your dish when you bake it?

laurie said...

Yes, I cover the dish for about an hour, then stir it and uncover for the last half.

Anonymous said...

I made this using ground venison. Absolutely delicious and authentically Minnesotan.

Anonymous said...

My go-to recipe for wild rice casserole - however, I will double the wild rice next time to offset the lb of beef. Works great with chicken too!

Anonymous said...

If you doubled the rice (an idea I really like), how much additional liquid would you add?

Ginny said...

Someone said they buy their wild rice at gas stations when going to Duluth. I can personally recommend on I35 the Hinckley Holiday Station. It is $17.99 for 3#'s of awesome quality wild rice!!!

Rhonda said...

I get my wild rice from Marlis and Duane Maki in Brainard for about $8.50/lb and they ship it right to your door! I love it because it only takes about 20 minutes to cook. Our family buys it for little holiday gifts. I plan to use some today with this recipe. Yum

Anonymous said...

I remember this as a child. My granny would make it whenever we came to visit in the winter! She lived between Kitchi and Cass Lakes. I will make it soon. Thank you so much for posting!!

Anonymous said...

Can this be frozen before baking??

laurie said...

Yes, this can be frozen before you bake it, or after!

Anonymous said...

Do you add any water to the soup? Or just the condensed soup?

laurie said...

Yes, if you read the recipe, it says to add the two cans of soup,as is, and then also two cups of water. The wild rice needs the liquid to cook as it bakes.