This is a sponsored post. Get ready for the holidays with Minute® Rice!
You know it’s coming! Only two short weeks away and Christmas will be here! I don’t know about you, but I always tend to rush last minute just to get everything done – party preparation, wrapping Christmas presents, decorating the Christmas tree, sending out holiday cards and so much more. Sometimes it just feels overwhelming!
But this year I am determined to shift down a gear and plan ahead. So last week to get some inspiration, I went to a holiday party sponsored by Minute® Rice. Well, to be honest, it was more of an Ugly Sweater Party!
While in attendance, I learned all sorts of new and creative ways to cook with Minute® Rice and prepare a variety of tasty dishes for the holidays.
Our generous host Cheryl prepared several dishes for her guest including:
Who knew you could add Minute® Rice to banana bread to make it a little crunchy!
Cheese Chicken Rice Casserole with Brussel Sprouts
Honey Nut Dressing with Craisins, Pecans and Feta Cheese
No party is complete without dessert, right? So our Ugly Sweater Crew made their very own Rice Krispy Treats. Yummy!
Once I got home from the party, I was super motivated and got started on my holiday preparations! I wrapped a few presents and put them under the tree, ordered my holiday cards and cooked up a patch of my mom’s world famous Chicken and Rice Casserole for dinner.
I forgot how easy this casserole was to make! It only requires 6 simple ingredients:
CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS:
4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 can of Cream of Chicken
1 can of Cream of Chicken & Mushroom
2 Dried Onion Season Packets
2 cups of Minute® Rice White Rice
2 cans of Water
CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE RECIPE:
Place 4 skinless chicken breasts in a 9×13-inch rectangular size pan.
Add 1 can of Cream of Chicken and 1 can of Cream of Chicken & Mushroom on top of the chicken breasts.
Add 2 dried onion season packets on top of the chicken.
Add 2 cups of Minute® Rice White Rice on top. I enjoy cooking with Minute® White Rice, because it a great-tasting, fluffy white rice ready in only 5 minutes. You can’t get any quicker than that!
But if you like a more nutty, rich flavor of brown rice, you can use Minute® Rice Brown Rice instead. Minute® Rice Brown Rice is a delicious, nutritious option that is similar in nutritional value to regular long cooking brown rice. Plus it is gluten free!
Add 2 cans of water to the Chicken and Rice Casserole and stir.
Cook the Chicken and Rice Casserole at 350 degrees in the oven for 1.5 hours. After 1 hour of cooking, turn the chicken over and place it on top of the rice. Cook for another 30 minutes. Watch closely to make sure the rice does not brown. Serve the Chicken and Rice Casserole with a side salad and enjoy!
Don’t forget to pin the recipe for future reference!
Happy Holiday Cooking!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.