It seems fall is upon us, whether we were prepared for it or not.

chicken and rice casserole

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This time of year always means casseroles in my family, which suits this busy period.

I can assemble a casserole the night before and leave it in the fridge.

Then whoever gets home first can put it in the oven to cook.

This recipe is another of my great-grandmother’s hearty and tasty, but simple to create, concoctions.

Casserole ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked Minute rice
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup celery, sliced thin
  • 1 small jar sliced pimiento
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • dash of pepper
  • 2-3 cups cooked, boned chicken
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups chicken broth


Mix all of the ingredients together and pour them into a greased 9- by 13-inch baking dish.

Cover the dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the rice is tender.