Happy New Year all!! It has been almost a year since I started this blog and it has been so fun! I hope you have found some recipes that you enjoy and that your life as a gluten or dairy free person has been made a little easier! Im sorry the posts have been non existent, but we were gone for 10 days over the holidays! I am back now and ready to start a new year of GF/DF cooking and baking!
I cannot believe the holidays are already over, it is sad 🙁 I do not like saying goodbye to family or taking down decorations. The only thing I am not sad about is having to miss out on yummy holiday treats! This holiday was a little tough because we were traveling alot and were at various places that didnt always have very many GF options, so bonus I dont think I gained any weight over Christmas! haha I will probably stuff my face this week from being hungry the past 10 days!!
We just got back from our trip the other day and had to jump straight back into the real world! When you get home from a trip the last thing you want to do is start cooking, cleaning, etc. but our house was pretty empty! I wanted to make something quick and easy for dinner and this casserole is very easy and really good! I of course found this recipe on Pinterest and it looked like a great cold weather dish to make!
I hope that your 2012 starts out great and your year is filled with yummy GF/DF food!!
What you need:
*3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
*1 medium onion
* 1/2 cup diced celery (I omitted because we dont like)
*1/2 cup diced carrots
*2 Tbsp garlic
*2 Cups shredded, cooked chicken breast
*1 cup cooked brown rice
*1 cup cooked wild rice
*1 tsp salt
*1/2 tsp pepper
*1/4 tsp garlic salt
*4 Tbsp Earth Balance butter
*1/4 cup white rice flour
*1/4 tsp salt
*1/4 tsp pepper
*1 cup water (or GF chicken broth)
*1 cup mozzarella cheese & some to sprinkle over top (sub Daiya or other brand for DF cheese)
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.) Saute onion, celery and carrots in oil. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken, both rices, salt, pepper and garlic salt. Reduce heat to low.
3.) To prepare cheese sauce melt butter. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper then slowly pour in chicken broth (or water) continously stirring. Whisk until thick and nearly boiling then stir in cheese until melted.
4.) Pour cheese sauce into rice mixture then transfer to a baking dish. Top with additional cheese and bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.