Chicken, Broccoli, Mushroom, Cheese and Rice Casserole…
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  • 3 cups of cooked rice or 1 cup of uncooked rice, with no differentiation in cooking time for either one. Even I know that there has to be some sort of a difference, right? You can’t expect uncooked rice to turn out the same as cooked rice without some adjustment to the cooking time. So adjust I did, and even with that the rice still turned out slightly crunchy. The original recipe called for a cooking time of 350 for 30 minutes So for me, in high altitude, that normally means I set my oven to 365. But I just had a feeling that 30 minutes would not cut it, so I planned on a 45 minute timeframe. After 45 minutes I looked at the casserole and it still did not seem as hot and bubbly as I would like it so I cranked the temperature up to 375 and cooked it for another 15 minutes And even with all that time, the rice was still not fluffy and in some instances slightly crunchy. Lesson learned for me: the next time I make this I will cook it at 375 for 1 hour using cooked rice. I will cover the casserole with foil for the first 45 minutes and leave it uncovered for the last 15 to get some good browning on top of it. If you choose to use uncooked rice remember to adjust your time. What that time might be I cannot tell you as I have no clue. All I can tell you is that after an hour it was not completely cooked through for me.
  • 20 Minutes
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 3 cups cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken or any other type of precooked chicken, drained)
  • 2 cups broccoli (fresh or frozen – no need to thaw) chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (low sodium preferred)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (low sodium preferred)
  • 3 TBS. butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (more if desired)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (more if desired)
  • 1 cup sliced portobello mushrooms
  • 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 45 minutes Remove foil and return to oven for an additional
  • 15 minutes Let stand for
  • 5 minutes before serving
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