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wild rice and almond casserole

Wild  Rice and Almond Casserole

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup wild rice
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup slivered almonds
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Vegetable Broth or water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add rice, onions, almonds, garlic, and salt. Cook 3-5 minutes or until the rice begins to turn slightly yellow, stirring frequently. Transfer to a 1 1/2 or 2-quart casserole dish, pour in broth, and cover. Bake 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Recipe Notes


  1. DeAnn Griffin says:

    WOW!! I had to make a variation of this tonight…I used chopped walnuts. Its so easy & very appealing to the palate. Loved it! Thank you!!! I was about done with first week of salad & my bean soup.

    • Hi, DeAnn!Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you found some new recipes to carry you through the remainder of your fast. May God pour out His favor on you as you seek Him!

  2. Can u please tell me if I put the rice n raw into the skillet n cook from there?

    • Yes, you add the wild rice to the skillet as directed in the instructions. Then you add the water and cook (make sure you use a deep enough skillet or saucepan so that it doesn’t overflow!).

  3. If I used brown rice, how much longer would it take? Or would it even work?

    • Hi, Brittany! Although I’ve never tried using brown rice, I believe it would work just fine. Brown rice should also take about the same amount of time (about an hour). Thanks for your question!

  4. After an hour of baking I still had a lot of broth left in the dish not absorbed. Not sure why but I cooked it until absorbed. Took a long time. But finally done. Not sure what went wrong followed the directions to the tee.

    • Hmmm. I’m not sure, either. Did you use regular rice. Not a quick-cooking kind? I’ve never experienced that before. Did you let your oven preheat to 350 degrees? I ask because my preheat timer goes off after 5 minutes or so when I set it at 350, indicating that it’s ready for baking. But the interior thermometer shows me that it’s not even close to 350. So I wait until my thermometer tells me it’s ready! Just a thought… 🙂