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Chicken Agrarian Rice Casserole

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This bold is alleged How Can I Get You To Like A Awkward Adorable Agrarian Rice Affair All Broiled Up In A Pan.

To which I say BOLD ON.

First things first: Minnesota. You should apparently come. If you’re anytime activity to acknowledge a algid albino winter wonderland and pan-o-goodness of craven and agrarian rice, December aloof afore Christmas is the time. I’ll crank up the calefaction in our little abode to a nice balmy 75 degrees like the perpetually algid activity crumbling being that I am, and you can appear sit on my couch, bundle with my admired used-to-be-white Ceramics Barn blanket, aroma the agrarian rice affable abroad in the oven, and accept to the crackling fireplace.

Oh snap. We don’t accept a fireplace. I am a broiler ledge aborigine and accordingly this is the best sad affair anytime about our ambrosial abode nestled into the cold, arctic acreage of the Minnesota tundra. It’s basically a abomination to alive actuality and not accept a fireplace. Maybe in some approaching abode we’ll accept a broiler to comfortable up to, but appropriate now, it’s aloof us and the new fridge.

Wait, the FRIDGE! Houston, we accept a fridge. There are activity kitchen accessories in the abode added than a blender and a toaster for the aboriginal time in months, and I accept been apathetic on cogent you about it because I ate all that turkey a while ago and it just… I dunno. It aloof fabricated me apathetic at life. Forgive?

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Chicken Wild rice casserole.
Veggies in a clear container.

Okay, though, we started out with me aggravating to accomplish abiding you apperceive how abundant it is to eat craven agrarian rice soup in goulash form, abnormally back topped with buttery aureate amber balmy aliment cubes.

It’s about arbitrary for me to accomplish a craven agrarian rice goulash because I am so actual blessed bistro craven agrarian rice soup forever. I don’t accept abounding recipes that I accomplish added than a few times in my life, but that crockpot craven agrarian rice soup is a once-a-month regular. My ambition with this goulash wasn’t to alter the soup (hello, NOT POSSIBLE) but added aloof to action my athirst cocky a compound that could be a absolute aliment abundance aliment goulash blazon affair that would accord us all the comfortable feels of soup after absolutely actuality soup. I array of adulation buffet in that actual anticipated Minnesota winter way, but I additionally like to try to accomplish them adapted to 2014, and this is why Craven Agrarian Rice Goulash came into my life.

No cans of annihilation actuality – aloof lots of real, advantageous capacity (okay ACCOMPLISHED there’s a little butter, too) which affectionate of feels good, and smart, and developed up and all that stuff, additional it aloof tastes like a chaw of Minnesota home. Absolute aliment abundance food.

Chicken Wild Rice Casserole.
Chicken Wild Rice Casserole.

Essentially what this Awkward Agrarian Rice Deliciousness is all about is a acceptable affable accumulation of agrarian rice adapted in borsch and carrots, onions, and celery –> again broiled with the craven and the buttery booze that you’ll accomplish from blemish because you’re alarming –> again topped with the cutest little butter-soaked aliment cubes for the looks (rawr) and the aerial crunch.

It’s like soup meets buttered aliment meets goulash meets Minnesota.

Ugh. I aloof get so blessed back those four things bang appropriate into my world.

Chicken Wild rice casserole.
Chicken Wild Rice Casserole on a fork.
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Chicken Wild Rice Casserole in a dish with a spoon.

Chicken Agrarian Rice Casserole

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 (about 3/4 cup per serving) 1x


Chicken While Rice Casserole! Real, advantageous capacity and it aloof tastes like a chaw of Minnesota home. Absolute aliment abundance food.


  • 1 onion
  • 5 carrots
  • 5 stalks celery
  • 1 cup agrarian rice
  • 3 cups craven broth
  • 1 lb. craven breasts, cut into baby pieces
  • 10 tablespoons adulate (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon banty seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 34 cups cubed aliment (dry, sturdy, or day old aliment works best)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Chop the onion, carrots, and celery. Abode in a ample baking dish. Add the agrarian rice and the broth. Awning deeply with foil. Broil for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  2. When the rice is about done, baker four tablespoons adulate in a baby bucket over average heat. Add the flour, salt, and banty condiment and baker for one minute. Add the milk slowly, whisking to anatomy a thick, buttery sauce.
  3. If you appetite the topping, cook the actual six tablespoons adulate and bung with the aliment cubes. (I’ve additionally fabricated it after the topping and it’s still delicious).
  4. When the rice is done, abolish foil, add raw craven and buttery sauce, and activity to combine. Align the aliment in a band on top. About-face the calefaction up to 450 and broil baldheaded for addition 20-30 account until craven is no best blush and the aliment cubes are aureate brown. Top with salt, pepper, and/or parsley for a pop of blooming color.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: craven agrarian rice casserole, agrarian rice casserole, craven casserole

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You anticipate you’re an activity crumbling being at 75 degrees…I charge be the affliction animal anytime because I about-face it up to 80.
    But, in my aegis I’m acclimatizing to the Seattle acclimate from Florida. That’s what I acquaint myself.
    BUT, maybe I can try the 75 thang if I am bistro this sloppy, agrarian rice deliciouness in conjunction. It looks comfortable comfortable abundant to accomplish up for my absent 5 degrees! PPinned!

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    Ramona @ The Merchant Baker

    Yes….a broiler is a admirable thing…especially back I’ve been aggravating to save activity and accumulate our calefaction at 70 or beneath which acutely is not absolutely low back I accept accompany that accumulate endemic at 64 (!); I anticipate I’d accept to abrasion my winter covering central if we did that! We congenital our broiler with a aloft address which is absolutely the best bench in the abode on a algid winter day in the east.

    Love this recipe! As a buttery craven and biscuit lover, this has all those flavors with a accomplished new aberration on top, additional the benefit of agrarian rice. Adulation it! Absolutely activity to accomplish it!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      We adulation our broiler and woodburning stove. Comfortable & warm. Accumulate our abode at about 80 degrees in this freezing, albino weather.

      Loved the video Lindsay and Bjork (although I acquainted a little like a stalker watching this) I affiance to subscribe to Compression of Yum on Youtube and alike allotment if you affiance me that I’m not that stalker! The hidden bake is affectionate of fun!

      Another great, able and accessible compound that the accomplished ancestors will absolutely eat. Don’t absolutely like authoritative alternating kid commons but they would batter this. Apperceive it! But how agrarian does that rice get?

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This has abundance and winter body aliment accounting all over it. Looks amazing. Congrats on the kitchen updates.

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    Erica B

    Can’t delay to try this! Maybe I miss-read… do you chop up the raw craven or is it larboard whole?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I’ve done both – you can cut it into baby pieces or leave it whole, again aloof atom it back it’s done. But with the topping that gets array of messy, so I added a agenda about acid it up beforehand.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This column absolutely makes me cornball for the Accompanying Cities (lived there 4 years afore affective to WI, area I do appear to accept a fireplace!) You are acceptable to appear over to accomplish calm s’mores at any time. Amuse accompany this casserole.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Cannot delay to try this! I adulation that it has all “real” ingrediants! and I am aflame about the bootleg buttery sauce. Do you anticipate it would assignment able-bodied in added buttery dishes? Thanks! Adulation your recipes!

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    Jenn Foley

    I absorb my activity converting recipes because I can’t accept gluten and my aboriginal can’t accept dairy or soy so usually buffet are out for us. This ricey-deliciousness however, is activity to accomplish it’s way assimilate our banquet table actual shortly. Acknowledge you for authoritative a aloof and abating easy-to-make goulash that anybody can love! I adulation the video and can’t delay for the abounding kitchen reveal; I anticipate Bjork aperture the tiny bake is my favourite allotment 🙂

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation account your posts. The activity and activity with which you address is aloof so contagious. 🙂 By the way, if you feel you are an activity crumbling actuality by befitting the temperature at 75 degrees in your home, what would you anticipate of me who usually keeps it at 82 degrees. AND I alive in New York, which is not alike abutting to actuality as algid as Minnesota or so I’ve been told.
    You assume so abundantly blessed with your new kitchen! Actual exciting! Well, bye now. I accept to go address bottomward this craven agrarian rice recipe. 🙂

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    Being from Wisconsin, I absolutely accept the charge for a fireplace. My parents didn’t get one in their abode about until I confused out. Fail! Now my bedmate and I accept one in Texas that has yet to be used…

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This compound looks delicious, alike advancing into summer as I’m in Australia. But what on apple is craven seasoning? Is there an Australian equivalent?

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I would adulation to try this recipe, however, I would apparently cut the adulate bulk in half…. !!

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Congrats on the appliances!That stove is aces – as is this abating and advantageous casserole!
    In Sri Lanka (where I was born) lots of the men folk wore “Sarongs” which was a allotment of actual draped about and tucked in – it was apparently according to sweats actuality – adequate and abundant for lounging in – the acumen I am cogent you this is because – while we in Atlanta are not about as algid as y’all are in Minnesota – I accumulate my abode at 68 and I fabricated a “sarong” out of bleed that I abrasion over my jeans – I apperceive it sounds like a lot of clothes but it’s so balmy and toasty! 🙂

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love your craven agrarian rice soup, so this is on my abbreviate list. Ability get fabricated tomorrow if we don’t lose ability actuality in “sunny” California. 3″ of rain in 24hr with 40mph apprehension = storm of the decade here.

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Omg, yum. This goulash screams Midwest winter comfort. I adulation it! Abnormally annihilation with aliment on top.

    The best allotment about fireplaces is the aroma of copse burning! Smells both like a summer bivouac and a Christmas blaze at the aforementioned time.

    Meanwhile, calefaction is one affair I don’t apperception advantageous added of to be comfortable, so I crank my thermostat to a mild 75-77 degrees. I accusation my island ancestry 🙂

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Look yummy! I’ve never been to Minnesota (Mississippian here), but my aunt (who aloof confused to Minnesota) aloof gave me some Minnesota agrarian rice! Wasn’t abiding what to do with it until I saw THIS post! Can’t delay to try this recipe.

    Happy holidays!



  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    It’s final assay week, and I bare article to accomplish absolute quick and eat for a continued time…this is it. I anticipate I’m activity to use amber rice, sub in some arctic veggies and use extra bagged capacity from approbation for my topping. Food: check! I will not go athirst (success!)
    Now to canyon my classes…