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Wild Rice and Oyster Casserole

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Tags: comfort food, potluck

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 70 minutes
  • Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • for garnishing red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup finely minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 quarts very well drained oysters
  • 4 dashes Paula Deen Hot Sauce
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) divided butter
  • 1 box raw long grain wild rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can beef broth

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 °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.

Sauté 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.

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