Wild rice, mushroom and Almonds Casserole Recipe

Wild Rice, Mushroom, Almond casserole

This great fall casserole, or hot dish, that will warm you inside and out!
Wild Rice with Mushrooms and Almonds, and maybe dried cranberries, is an easy, delicious and nutritious meal! It’s like wild rice soup without the heavy broth. But check out our tips section below for an easy way to turn the leftovers of this dish into a soup! 😀
  • 1/4 cup butter or EVOO (do not use margarine)
  • 1 cup wild rice, dry
  • 1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 2 whole green onions cut into rings, use more if you like them
  • 14 or more ounces sliced mushrooms, either fresh  or canned and drained, (we recommend lots of mushrooms)
  • 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth, do NOT use low salt since there is no added salt in the recipe
  • Optional: 1/3 cup dried sweetened or unsweetened cranberries
Prep and Cooking Time: 2 hours (add a little extra time to cut fresh mushrooms if you are cutting them yourself)
Put all ingredients except broth in heavy frying pan.


Cook over medium high heat about 20 minutes until the almonds are slightly browned and the rice has fried and toasted.  Stir often.
Heat oven to 325 degrees. When almonds are brown, add the chicken broth to the fry pan and stir well. Then place mixture into the 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, Corning Ware or Dutch oven.
Cover with a lid and bake about 1 1/2 hour then serve with your favorite side of veggies and protein!  Serves 6-8.
  • The addition of 1/3 cup dried sweetened or unsweetened cranberries to the rice while it is cooking adds an interesting and different ingredient color and flavor. If you choose to add this, you will add it at the beginning with the other ingredients.
  • If you want to make a soup out of the leftovers, cook up with some extra broth, milk and four til you get the soup consistency you are wanting.
Special Thanks to Stu Borken for sharing this recipe with us!!!

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Addie Kelzer is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She believes that by making fitness and good food practical, her clients will hold the power to positively change their health and the health of those closest to them.