Rice Pilaf Makes A Great Entree
Rice pilaf is always a quick and easy dish to make when you're unsure of what to put with that chicken breast or nice piece of fish. But if you mix it with some vegetables and sausage, you get a tasty casserole in no time.
Casseroles are great because they're easy, they take almost no time to throw together and there are so many options you could have a different one every night of the week. Sure, they tend to take a little longer to cook, but by just doubling the ingredients, you get a casserole for dinner tonight and one to freeze for those nights when you don't have the time (or if you're like me, the energy) to measure, mix and cook.
This casserole is a perfect example of taking things you've probably only eaten on their own, and mixing them together to create something completely different. For example, I'd never considered turning one of my favorite sides, rice pilaf, into an entrée. I love rice pilaf, but I'd never ever thought of using it in any other way than as it was intended, next to a nice piece of chicken or beef. Thankfully Taste of Home was not so short sighted and because of their suggestion, I created a meal that everyone, even my picky two-year-old, loved.
Sausage rice casserole
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