Chicken Rice Florentine Casserole
Time & Servings
1 hour 15 minutes ready time =
20 minutes preparation +
55 minutes cooking
1 Tbsp. (15 mL) olive oil0Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2L$25.81 • Ea
1 clove (0 ) garlic, finely chopped0La 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 rice0Kirkland Traditional Basmati Rice 5KG$20.33 • Ea
2 cups rotisserie chicken or cut-up cooked chicken0Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets Uncooked Breaded Cutlets 2KG$16.94 • Ea
1 can (540 mL) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided0Kirkland Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese (2PK) 1.25KG$18.07 • Ea
- 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.