Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Brunch

 Well, happy Easter, friends!! I apologize for this long overdue brunch link up!! In honor of Easter, I thought that I would share one of my favorite crowd-sized breakfast dishes! I first tasted this yummy recipe at my Aunt Jean's house when I was probably around the age of fourteen...I begged her for the recipe (yes, at fourteen) so, she mailed it to me! This is the same wonderful aunt who introduced me to Martha Stewart and gave me my first subscription to MS Living when I was in high school.

Sausage Wild Rice Dish
1 lb Jimmy Dean Sausage
1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced (I have also used canned mushrooms)
1 medium onion, sliced
1 pkg Uncle Ben's long grain wild rice, original recipe
1/2 Long grained white rice (I actually use the minute rice)

Brown sausage with onion and mushrooms.  Drain.  
Combine Uncle Ben's and White Rice and increase the water amount to 2 C, then cook according to package directions.
Combine meat and rice mixtures in large bowl.

Make the Cream Sauce:
Mix all together and pour over meat/rice mixture:
1/4 C Flour
2 1/2 C chicken broth
1/2 C milk
Oregano, Thyme, Pepper (to taste...I typically use about 1/2 t each)

 whisk the ingredients together.  they will be a little bit lumpy at first.

 Pour over meat/rice mixture and place in greased 9.5 X 13.5" casserole dish.  The mixture will appear soupy.

BAKE at 350* for 30 Minutes.  Sprinkle toasted almonds around the rim before serving (I actually never do, but, it is delicious that way).

This is one of those recipes that one can make ahead and bake the morning needed.  This makes about ten generous servings.

Care to share a favorite brunch recipe with us? Link up!!

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