From Paula's Home Cooking/Lady and Sons Too
Servings: 10-12 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 min
Red pepper flakes, for garnishing
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 cup finely minced fresh parsley leaves
1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 cup half-and-half
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 quart oysters, very well drained
4 dash Paula Deen Hot Sauce
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, divided
1 box long-grain wild rice (recommended: raw Mahatma Long-Grain and Wild Rice)
2 1/2 cup water
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can beef broth
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a saucepan, bring the beef broth and water to a boil. Add the rice, bring to a boil again, reduce heat, and simmer covered for 25 minutes. Drain any liquid remaining. Add 1/2 cup of the butter and hot sauce and stir; fluff with a fork.
Saute the drained oysters in 1/4 cup of the butter over medium-high heat until the edges curl, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the oysters with a slotted spoon; set aside. Place half of the rice in a greased 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish. Cover it with oysters and sprinkle with hot sauce and salt and pepper, to taste. Top with the remaining rice.
In a saucepan, heat the mushroom soup over medium heat. Add the half-and-half, onion powder, and garlic salt. Pour over the oyster mixture. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling. Garnish with parsley and red pepper flakes.
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen