November 21, 2010

Green Rice

Just in case...

Okay, I know you do not need another side dish for Thanksgiving, but just in case, this is one we enjoy all year. I know of all the bowls of vegetables and pans of casseroles, the last thing you might need is another starch, but just in case, this one is a little different.

There are many variations of this creamy rice casserole and with many names, we simply have always called it Green Rice. And, that name has always been good enough for us and we always knew to expect the essence of chicken and the flavorful mellow taste of mushrooms along with the slightly sharp contrast of spinach and cheese. I have at some point in the past recreated Momma's recipe by sautéing fresh mushrooms and spinach but, when it comes down to it, the taste was not that much of a difference from hers below. Enjoy!

Green Rice
 ~ rice with spinach and mushrooms


1 -12 oz can evaporated milk
1 -10.75 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 -10.75 oz can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 -14.5 oz chicken broth
2 -4 oz cans mushroom slices, drained and rinsed
1 -10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 cup minced onions
1/4 cup melted butter
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cup fine diced sharp cheese
2 cups long grain white rice
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine in a large bowl the milk, soups and broth. Stir in the mushrooms, spinach, onions and butter mixing well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the cheese, rice and mix in the eggs.

Pour mixture into a greased 3-quart casserole dish and bake for 1 hour.

8 comments :

  1. Silly Drick, I can ALWAYS use an extra starch!! This looks like a great T-day side dish!

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  2. I think we would all welcome an new rice dish, thanks for sharing..I love the ease of the dish, but flavorful packed green rcie, have a great weekend!!

    sweetlife

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  3. ok some of my very favorites all in one, spinach, cheese, rice and mushrooms....hmmm wonder what this will do in my crock pot Thursday while I am at work! love it!!!!!! a BIG YUM HERE!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you big guy!

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  4. You can't go wrong with lots of side dishes...the more the merrier! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

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  5. The more sides we have, the less rolls I eat :)
    I have a huge bunch of fresh spinach that I can blanch and use for this...and actually if I keep it veggie, this is hearty enough to be a main dish. Nice :)

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  6. Creamy deliciousness. Can't have too much of that at Thanksgiving, after all, isn't that whole point to eat as much as we can, then sleep the rest of the day in front of the television? You need a good dose of carbs to do that!

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  7. Great recipe, Rice with spinach and mushrooms ? just try and eat it. wooo... delicious.

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  8. I was looking for a new spinach side for my daughter and this is it! Looks wonderful with the spinach, mushrooms ,and cheese and is just perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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