We had this for supper the other night. It is SO good.
I'll give you the recipe as it was in the cookbook, and then I'll tell you how I modified it.
(For future reference, "supper" is our evening meal and "dinner" is our noon meal. I grew up on a farm and married a farmer, so that's just how it is. I also call this a "hotdish" because I live in Minnesota. Others may call it a "casserole", but a hotdish by any other name is still a hotdish...)
Chicken Wild Rice Hotdish
1 (6 oz.) pkg. long-grain wild rice mix
3 T. + 1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
dash of black pepper
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
12 oz. chicken broth
2 T. butter
1/4 c. onion, chopped
5 c. cooked chicken
1/4 c. parsley, chopped
Prepare wild rice mix according to package directions. Add all remaining ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
How easy is that???? And cheap, too! No weird things that my kids won't eat, either.
I doubled the rice and halved the chicken (of course) and it was enough to feed the 8 of us at the table, with leftovers afterward.
I'm thinking that this would make a good take-along dish for Christmas, too.
Let me know if you try it and like it!