Wild Rice and Oyster Casserole

posted by bingham 10-06-98 7:35 PM

Wild Rice and Oyster Casserole

2 (6 1/4 oz.) pkg. of Uncle Ben'sŪ long grain and wild rice
5 cups beef stock
8 TBSP. butter, divided
1/2 cup minced green pepper
1 clove garlic
2 TSBP. chopped celery
2 cups slices fresh mushrooms
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup minced parsley
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. marjoram
2 cups oysters, drained

Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 3-quart baking dish.

Cook rice in beef stock following directions on package.

In 4 TBSP. butter, saute green pepper, garlic and celery until tender. Add mushrooms and wine, simmer 15 minutes. Add parsley, salt, pepper and seasonings. Combine mushroom-wine mixture with rice and transfer to prepared baking dish.

Melt remaining 4 TBSP. butter, dip oysters in butter and place on rice. Bake uncovered, for 30 minutes.

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