Recipe By mommytutu
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 15m Cook 1h 15m Additional - Ready In 1h 30m
Servings 8 servings Calories 472.4

This is a nice alternative to wild rice and chicken dishes. It is easy, and everyone loves it.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 ¼ cups uncooked brown rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil, and mix in the wild rice, brown rice, and bay leaves. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 minutes, until most of the broth has been absorbed.
  2. 2 In a skillet, melt the butter, and saute onion until tender. Stir in the ground beef, and cook until evenly brown. Mix in the mushrooms, water chestnuts, soy sauce, and curry powder, and continue to cook and stir until heated through.
  3. 3 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. 4 Mix the beef mixture into the rice mixture, and remove the bay leaf. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with Cheddar cheese.
  5. 5 Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 472.4
  • Carbohydrate 29.3 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Fat 30.6 g
  • Fiber 3.1 g
  • Protein 20.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 16.9 g
  • Sodium 488.3 mg
  • Sugar 1.7 g


  1. I was skeptical of the curry and cheese combination as many other reviewers mentioned. But they insisted that it was great and should be tried. I really should have gone with my gut on this one--one bite of this was one bite too much. I do like the idea of a casserole that combines beef - Read more ...
  2. Absolutely excellent!! Every time I make it it disapears. You could add bacon if wanted. Heck who doesn't like bacon. Be creative. The curry powder is a must though. It really give a unique flavor so don't ever thing of leaving that out. It would not be the same. Donna-Minnesota.
  3. This is a good weeknight meal; it's so quick and easy to prepare. I used leftover cooked wild rice and it worked fine. I don't care for curry so didn't use it. I didn't have mushrooms so used peas instead; also added minced fresh garlic and a touch of ground ginger and a can of - Read more ...
  4. I took the advice of several folks and added extra soy sauce (upped to 3 tbsp.) so the recipe didn't get too dry however I found that the fresh mushrooms I used probably would have compensated enough and it was a bit "juicy". I didn't mind as the extra flavor from the soy sauce was - Read more ...
  5. Really good. I was a little apprehensive about the cheddar-curry combo but it worked really well. Other than adding a 1/2 tsp corriander and I used turkey instead of beef I followed the recipe exactly. It did leave little buttery pools on the plates. A whole stick of butter is really a lot but I - Read more ...
  6. Wonderful. I layered the cheese as someone suggested; used some peas instead of water chestnuts (did have any on hand). Will make this again--tomorrow night with the water chestnuts. This is one of those recipes you can 'tweak' anyway you like!
  7. YUMMY! We just loved this and we gobbled up all the leftovers - in fact I'm surprised there weren't any fights! I did make this w/ ground turkey instead of ground beef fresh mushrooms and I added a bit extra spice and soy. Awesome - thanks!!!
  8. I followed this recipe with only a few minor alterations: fresh mushrooms and since I didn't have water chestnuts I threw in a cup of corn. It was mildly flavoured. Next time I would use a bit less butter. I will make this again as even my husband who only likes white rice went for - Read more ...
  9. This one I will make again and again. The only thing I will do different the next time is to add half a layer of cheese between the meat and rice mixture in the casserole dish. Good tasting dish.

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