Although most grocery stores don’t have groundhog in the meat department, they carry several different kinds of “ground hog” (pork sausage): sage, honey, bacon & sausage, hot, etc. You can choose your favorite flavor for this casserole. Rice and Ground Hog Casserole is so easy, older kids can prepare it by themselves. Add a salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.
1 pound pork sausage
1 cup Converted Rice
1/4 cup dehydrated celery, or 2 cups diced fresh celery
1/4 cup dehydrated onion flakes
3 tablespoons dehydrated red and green peppers, or dehydrated green peppers
1 tablespoon granular chicken bouillon
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 1/2 cups hottest tap water
- Brown the sausage and break it up into small bits. Drain well and add to the bowl of the rice cooker.
- Add the remaining ingredients, stir, and turn on the rice cooker.
- When the cooker finishes, stir before serving.
Oven Baked: The ingredients can be mixed in a deep 9 x 9” casserole dish, covered and baked for one hour at 350°.
Stovetop: Bring the water to a boil, add the remaining ingredients, and turn down to a simmer; simmer 20 minutes or until the rice is done.
Slow Cooker: Place all ingredients in the slow cooker; stir and cook 3-4 hours or until the rice is done. Stir before serving.
Variation: Use hot sausage and add 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 148
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 34% Protein 15% Carb. 51%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 805 mg
Total Carbohydrate 56 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 17 g
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