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Microwave Sausage and Wild Rice

 Microwave Sausage and Wild Rice
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
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.