Chicken Rice Florentine Casserole

Time & Servings
4 servings
1 hour 15 minutes ready time =
20 minutes preparation +
55 minutes cooking
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) olive oil
    Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2L
    $25.81 • Ea
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  • 1 clove (0 ) garlic, finely chopped
    La Maison Fresh Garlic Caesar Dressing & Dip 1.4L
    $7.90 • Ea
  • 1 package (300 g.) (0 ) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 package Knorr® Vegetable Dry Soup Mix
  • 2 cups instant rice
    Kirkland Traditional Basmati Rice 5KG
    $20.33 • Ea
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  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken or cut-up cooked chicken
    Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets Uncooked Breaded Cutlets 2KG
    $16.94 • Ea
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  • 1 can (540 mL) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
    Kirkland Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese (2PK) 1.25KG
    $18.07 • Ea
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Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C.)
  • Heat the olive oil in large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in spinach, water and Knorr® Vegetable Dry Soup Mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in rice and let stand covered 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, beans and 1 cup cheese.
  • Turn mixture into greased 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23-cm.) baking dish. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining 1 cup (250 mL.) cheese. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
  • *To make ahead: Proceed with step 2. Turn mixture into greased 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23-cm.) baking dish. Let cool, then wrap tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil and freeze. To bake, preheat oven to 375° F (190° C) oven. Remove casserole from freezer and bake, covered, 45 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining 1 cup (250 mL.) cheese. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
  • Each serving of this casserole provides 2½ servings of vegetables and is an excellent source of calcium and fibre.