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Hearty Wild Rice

 Hearty Wild Rice
My father-in-law used to make this casserole in the oven. I switched to the slow cooker so I wouldn't need to keep an eye on it. This side dish compliments many meals. - Mrs. Garnet Pettigrew, Columbia City, Indiana
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 6 celery ribs, diced
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no
  • longer pink; drain.
  • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the celery, broth, water,
  • onion, rice, mushrooms and soy sauce. Cover and cook on high for 1
  • hour. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 4 hours or until the
  • rice is tender. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Hearty Wild Rice is filling enough to be served as a main course with fresh whole wheat bread and a salad. Or use it as a side dish for any meaty entree.