Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Best Dish Ever

This is our favorite casserole!  

The creamy sauce is what makes this dish so delicious.  
 It is a great recipe for using up leftover rice and is relatively quick to make. 


It has a smooth, creamy sauce and a crunchy topping.  

I have used Ritz crackers, butter crackers and seasoned croutons for the topping and all of them have tasted fantastic.


I serve this with green beans or peas, garlic bread and a salad.

Creamy Chicken & Rice

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked rice
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 lb. cooked chicken cubed
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon butter melted
1 cup crushed crackers or croutons

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place cooked rice in the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish.  In a medium saucepan, melt butter and whisk in flour until smooth.  Gradually add milk, continuing to whisk to remove any lumps.  Add bouillon, seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper.  Bring to a boil, stirring for 1-2 minutes, or until it is thick and creamy.  Remove from heat.  Add cheese, sour cream and chicken and stir until cheese is melted.  Pour mixture over rice.  Combine melted butter and crushed crackers and sprinkle over casserole.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until bubbly. 

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9 comments:

  1. I never know what to do with left-over rice! Thanks for solving my problem with such a fantastic recipe! Thanks for joining Tuesday Tastes! I love have you!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy
    crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com

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  2. This looks so tasty and comforting, I have to try it! I love the idea of using Ritz crackers on top too.

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  3. Sounds wonderful! I can't wait to try it! I wonder if you can swap the sour cream for homemade yogurt?

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  4. Perfect comfort food. Looks delicious!

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  5. I love finding new and improved chicken and rice casserole recipes. This one DOES look great. Thanks for the recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your recipe with Tuesday Tastes! People's Choice Award Polls are open now, come vote for your favorite!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

    http://crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com/2010/06/tuesday-tastes-11.html

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  7. I made this tonight for my family. We live in the Netherlands right now, so we aren't privy to Cheddar cheese, but we have some other fabulous ones. This dish was incredible! Everybody loved it and it was sooooo easy! Thank you so much for sharing. I was told to keep it!

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  8. I'm glad you liked it, Amber! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I have had this pinned and made it for dinner tonight. It is so delish! Thank you.

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