Yes, we are here!

At GRIT and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-866-803-7096 or by email. Stay safe!

Chicken and Wild Rice Recipe

Delicious Chicken and Wild Rice made with pork sausage is a simple savory meal.

January/February 2016

  • Wild rice with chicken or turkey makes a filling casserole.
    Photo by Fotolia/Joshua Resnick

Total Hands-On Time: 1 hr 20 min

Preparation Time: 50 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Yield: 8 servings

Delicious Chicken and Wild Rice made with pork sausage is a simple savory meal.


• 4 cups water
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1-1/2 cups long-grain and wild rice mix, rinsed
• 1 pound pork sausage
• 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced, optional
• 1 can (4 ounces) whole mushrooms, undrained
• 2 cans (10 ounces each) cream of mushroom soup
• 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1-1/2 cups cooked, diced turkey or chicken
• 1-1/2 cups course breadcrumbs
• 4 tablespoons butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Generously grease 8-by-12-inch baking dish; set aside.

2. In large saucepan, bring water and salt to boiling. Add rice, and return boiling, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, or until rice is tender and water is absorbed. Drain any remaining liquid. Set rice aside.

3. In heavy skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until browned, stirring and breaking into bits. Drain fat.

4. In small saucepan, boil carrots in salted water until tender but firm. Cool slightly, then cut into 1/4-inch slices.

5. Stir mushrooms with liquid, soup, carrots and Worcestershire sauce into sausage, and mix well. Add to rice, and stir lightly to combine.

6. Spoon half the rice mixture into prepared baking dish. Arrange turkey on top, and cover with remaining rice mixture.

7. Combine breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over casserole.

8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.

Try more quick weeknight dinners with Easy Casserole Recipes.

Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters

click me