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Asparagus and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe

I learned the fun of cooking as a child. I love to create as I cook— this recipe is a combination of several different asparagus dishes. It's also tasty with pieces of cooked duck added to the wild rice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces and cooked
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, diced and cooked

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add flour and salt; stir to make a paste. Add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Cool 1 minute more. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream until smooth.
  • 2. In a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish, layer wild rice, asparagus, sour cream mixture, cheese and bacon. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 247 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.