Green Rice

Just in case…

Okay, I know you do not need another side dish for Thanksgiving, but just in case, this is one we enjoy all year. I know of all the bowls of vegetables and pans of casseroles, the last thing you might need is another starch, but just in case, this one is a little different.

There are many variations of this creamy rice casserole and with many names, we simply have always called it Green Rice. And, that name has always been good enough for us and we always knew to expect the essence of chicken and the flavorful mellow taste of mushrooms along with the slightly sharp contrast of spinach and cheese. I have at some point in the past recreated Momma’s recipe by sautéing fresh mushrooms and spinach but, when it comes down to it, the taste was not that much of a difference from hers below. Enjoy!

Green Rice
 ~ rice with spinach and mushrooms

1 -12 oz can evaporated milk
1 -10.75 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 -10.75 oz can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 -14.5 oz chicken broth
2 -4 oz cans mushroom slices, drained and rinsed
1 -10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 cup minced onions
1/4 cup melted butter
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cup fine diced sharp cheese
2 cups long grain white rice
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine in a large bowl the milk, soups and broth. Stir in the mushrooms, spinach, onions and butter mixing well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the cheese, rice and mix in the eggs.

Pour mixture into a greased 3-quart casserole dish and bake for 1 hour.

8 thoughts on “Green Rice

  1. claudia lamascolo

    ok some of my very favorites all in one, spinach, cheese, rice and mushrooms….hmmm wonder what this will do in my crock pot Thursday while I am at work! love it!!!!!! a BIG YUM HERE!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you big guy!

  2. Magic of Spice

    The more sides we have, the less rolls I eat :)I have a huge bunch of fresh spinach that I can blanch and use for this…and actually if I keep it veggie, this is hearty enough to be a main dish. Nice 🙂

  3. Mother Rimmy

    Creamy deliciousness. Can't have too much of that at Thanksgiving, after all, isn't that whole point to eat as much as we can, then sleep the rest of the day in front of the television? You need a good dose of carbs to do that!


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