Turkey and Rice Casserole

Sometimes quick and easy casseroles are great for busy nights.  Comfort food for the cool autumn and winter nights.  My grandmother used to buy a turkey and rice casserole at the store that was good and I tried to re-create it here.  This is great stick-to-your-ribs food!  I hope you enjoy it.

Turkey and Rice Casserole
Turkey and Rice Casserole

 

Pan juices from roasted chicken or turkey (or 1/4 c gelled)

2 c wild rice mixture (I found mine at Winco in the bulk section – wild rice medley with lentils to be exact)

approximately 1 1/2 pounds cubed turkey (or chicken or mix)

1 1/2 to 2 cups frozen peas

1 1/2 to 1 pound chopped mushrooms

1 cup raw cashews, powdered

1 onion, diced

2 -4 cups cashew milk

3 tablespoons onion powder

3 tablespoons garlic powder

3/4 teaspoons poultry seasoning

3/4 teaspoons ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

3/4 teaspoon cumin

1 cup nutritional yeast (also at Winco bulk section)

Salt & Pepper, to taste

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cover rice medley with water; add in pan juices, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, pinch of cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon cumin; bring to boil & reduce heat to medium-low & boil until water is absorbed & rice is tender; add salt and pepper.

Rice Medley
Rice Medley
Pan Juices or one fourth cup gel
Pan Juices or one fourth cup gel
Cover with water & bring to a boil
Cover with water & bring to a boil

While rice is cooking, add cashew milk and powder to blender; add in 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, pinch of cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon cumin & set aside.  Saute onions until translucent; set aside.

Powdered Cashews
Powdered Cashews
Cashew Cream
Cashew Cream
Add spices to cashew cream
Add spices to cashew cream
Saute onions until translucent
Saute onions until translucent

Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, pinch of cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon cumin & nutritional yeast & set aside.

When rice is cooked; add in frozen peas, mushrooms & remaining seasonings.  Combine well & add poultry & mix well; add cashew cream mixture & mix again.  Pour into baking dish & bake for 45 – 60 minutes until cooked through & thickened.

Mix everything together
Mix everything together

IMG_2777 IMG_2775

Bake for 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees
Bake for 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees

Serve hot & enjoy.

Yum Turkey and Rice Casserole

What would you serve with this?  Comment and let me know.

 

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