“I invented this dish one night when I was having last-minute guests. I ran to a local farm stand for some amazing produce and created this using fresh portobellos and leftover risotto. My friends still ask for the recipe!” Rian Macdonald — Powder Springs, Georgia
A lot of wild rice is grown in our state, and every fall I drive up north to buy some from roadside stands. It always tastes so much better than the commercial brands in the store. This recipe is actually a combination of two recipes I received from friends. I've had many requests for it.
My guests like this casserole even if they don't usually like all the ingredients in it! For instance, people who don't care for broccoli don't mind it in this dish. And I like the way it's so easy to make and serve when company comes. —Suzann Verdun, Lisle, Illinois
We live near the Chesapeake Bay and reap its bountiful seafood harvest. I serve this to company often and receive rave reviews nearly every time. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as my family does! —Jeffrey MacCord, New Castle, Delaware
I have used this recipe for years, mostly for big dinners or potlucks. I often get requests for the recipe; it's easy to make as well as delicious. Even people who don't like vegetables discover that this dish is pretty tasty! I love finding new recipes to try in cookbooks - this one's a real winner.
We have lots of friends from up North who come down here to Florida each winter to be our of the snow and in the sun. They always love to be served fresh seafood, a green salad and pie made with just-ripened strawberries. So I always try to accommodate them...and they usually compliment the chef!
A real estate agent who wanted to list my house dropped off this recipe at my door. I didn't sell the house, but the recipe has saved my life many times! It is easy to make and guests always find the combination very tasty. —Mickey O'Neal, Chula Vista, California