Microwave Sausage and Wild Rice Recipe

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This hot dish is convenient because it's made in the microwave. It has nice flavor and looks good, too. Even though I've been making it for more than 10 years, I still get requests for it.—Mary Bondegard, Brooksville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 432 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 1,282 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions; set aside. Crumble sausage into an ungreased 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain; reserve 2 tablespoons drippings.
  2. Add onions and mushrooms to drippings. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring twice. Stir in the flour until blended. Gradually add broth and cream. Cover and cook on high for 3-5 minutes until slightly thickened, stirring twice. Stir in rice and sausage. Cover and microwave on high for 7-12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sausage and Wild Rice in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p123

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 432 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 1,282 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

Just because this is made in the microwave don't let it stop you from making it! It is easy and delicious. I have made a similar recipe with hamburgber, but this switch with the sauage ism a wonderful change. I will definately be making this again!

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