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If you checked out my post about my menu plan for the week, you will remember that I was trying several new recipes this week.  Well, I am really happy to report that every single one was a winner!  Unbelievable.  I plan to post each of the new recipes with any changes I made along with a little review.  First up –

Green Rice Casserole – I don’t do a lot of casserole recipes around here.  Mostly because all of the casserole recipes I had in my pre-real food days call for ingredients that I wouldn’t think of buying.  Ever.  But, I do love the fact that casseroles can usually be made ahead – either weeks ahead and frozen, or the morning of and stuck in the fridge.  So, when I saw this recipe over at Money Saving Mom, I thought I would try it.  And, I also had a can of green chiles in my pantry from Trader Joe’s.  I thought, “Oh, I have those!!  It must be a sign.  But I don’t believe in signs.  But I do want to use up those green chiles.”

Every single one of the kids ate itAll.  Some even had multiple servings.  I added more rice and chopped chicken to my version to make it bigger and more main dish-y.  I served it with steamed broccoli and apple slices.

This is the recipe as I made it:

Green Rice Chicken Casserole

4 cups cooked brown rice

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup almond milk

4 oz. can chopped green chilies (If you have these in your pantry it may be a sign.)

1 1/2 cups raw milk cheddar cheese, grated and divided

2 cups cooked, chopped chicken (I just threw in leftovers I had in the freezer.)

1/3 cup butter, melted

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 small onion, finely chopped (or 1/4 cup dry onion flakes)

Combine half the cheese and all the other ingredients.  Pour into a buttered 9″x13″ baking dish.  Top with the other half of the cheese.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes longer.

Serves 6-8 people.

Enjoy!

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