I remember my grandmother making a similar recipe. But, this is my own recipe that I have changed here and there as the years have passed. It's a great casserole that has a wonderful homemade taste filled with great stuff like cheese, chicken and wild rice.
"Home style Wild Rice and Chicken Casserole"
(Prep time-25 minutes; Bake time-30 minutes; Serves- 10 to 12 people)
4 T of oil
1 cup onion (diced)
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
2 cups cooked chicken (chopped)
3 cups of prepared wild rice
1 tsp. of salt and pepper
5 T butter
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. of pepper and salt
2 cups of Knorr Homestyle Stock prepared
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
* Preheat the oven to 350. In a pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Saute onion, carrots and garlic until it is soft. Stir in cooked chicken, rice and spices. Set aside while making sauce.* To make sauce- Melt butter over medium heat in saucepan. Stir in flour, salt and pepper then slowly stir in Knorr Homestyle Stock. Stir until thick and then stir in 1 1/2 cups of cheese until melted. Pour sauce into rice mixture and put in "sprayed" 9x13 baking dish.
Sprinkle the 1/2 cup of shredded cheese over casserole and bake for 30 minutes.