This chicken and rice casserole recipe (or busy day casserole as we always called it) was given to my mom from her mom and I know that this may not look amazing and to some it won’t taste amazing, but let me explain.
I was a super picky eater growing up. I hated pizza if that gives you a clue as to just how picky I was. This was one of my favorites growing up except it was made with cream of mushroom soup and hamburger. I still don’t love hamburger in this dish so I have changed it to cream of chicken soup and chicken. It’s a great way to use up any leftover chicken that you may have from the night before, it’s an excellent way to use leftovers without eating the same meal over and over and over again. We have played with this recipe quite a bit to try to jazz it up, but it just never tastes right. Maybe because it’s a recipe from my childhood or maybe it should just be basic. Who knows. What I do know is that when it’s chilly outside and a busy day this always tastes good to me.
So, if you are busy or if you have any picky eaters in your home this may be a good one to try. I’ll post the original recipe with my changes.
Is Rice Good For You?
Most white rice in the US is enriched with vitamins like folate to improve its nutritional value.
Brown rice is healthier and more nutritious than white rice.
Rice, eaten in moderation, is a good source of vitamins and minerals.
Can Rice Be Cooked In A Slow Cooker?
Rice can be cooked in a slow cooker.
Add twice as much water as rice, stir and cover.
Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring once about half way through cooking time.
Rice will stay warm for up to 2 hours after turning the slow cooker off.
Are Carrots Good For Your Eyes?
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, or Vitamin A.
Vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of blindness.
Lack of vitamin A can also lead to: Cataracts and Macular degeneration.
So, carrots could actually promote eye health.
Chicken and Rice Casserole
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Chicken and Rice Casserole
- 1 Cup Rice White
- 2 Cups Water
- 1 can soup cream of chicken
- 1 Cup Carrots sliced
- 2 chicken breasts cooked and chopped or shredded
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese Mild, Medium or Sharp depending on your taste buds
- Heat Oven to 350
- Stir the water, rice, meat, soup and carrots together.
- Place in a 9x9 inch dish and bake for 1 1/2 hours. (I usually stir mine halfway through).
- Remove from oven and place cheese slices over the top and place back into the oven until melty and bubbly!