Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hamburger Wild Rice Hotdish

Another foggy day but considering it could be below 0 temperatures, 46 degrees is looking pretty good even with the fog.  I happened to have a package of white & wild rice on my kitchen counter and a pound of ground beef in the refrigerator so I decided to make a Minnesota comfort food staple ~ hotdish (or a casserole for everyone not from the upper plains area).  

Hamburger Wild Rice Hotdish

2 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp butter
1 cup wild & long grain rice
1 pound ground beef, seasoned and cooked
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1/2 cup peas

1/2 cup carrots, diced1 tbsp celery flakes
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Bring the chicken broth and butter to a boil.  Add in the rice, stir, cover the saucepan and reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for a half hour or until the water/broth has been absorbed.  Stir in the milk and sour cream.  Mix in the remainder of the ingredients and placed in a greased casserole.  Bake for a half hour at 350°.