|This is the only picture I got.We were all starving so I forgot to take one of the finished meal! YUM!|
Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole
1 batch Homemade Cream Of Mushroom Soup
(substitute homemade chicken stock for mushroom broth)
1 stalk Celery, chopped
1/2 Onion, chopped
1-2 cups leftover Chicken, shredded or chopped
1 cup Broccoli, chopped
(fresh or frozen works fine)
2 cups Cheese, shredded
2 cups Brown Rice, *preferably soaked
(Soak rice the night before or the morning of the meal)
3 tbs Butter
Start cooking your rice (soaked rice takes about 20 minutes). In the pot you are making your soup in saute onions and celery in butter. Once soft and transparent, begin making your cream of mushroom soup. like normal. If you are using fresh broccoli you will want to chop it and add it to the soup to slightly cook it. If frozen you will need to rinse it under warm water to thaw, chop it and add it to soup. Make sure it isn't too wet or it will water down the soup. Once soup and rice is ready mix them together and fold in your chicken. Poor into a casserole dish and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Bake at 350 until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
*Soaking rice in water and an acidic substance like apple cider vinegar, whey, plain yoghurt or buttermilk helps break down the phytic acid. This makes it easier to digest and allows your body to more easily access the nutrients in the rice. I have also found that it makes brown rice quite soft and fluffy! Soak your rice in a large bowl filled with purified water and 2-3 tbs of apple cider vinegar, whey, plain yoghurt or buttermilk for at least 4 hrs.
Written By Happily Domestic Contributor: Brittney Thompson