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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
    Becel Margarine With Olive Oil 907G
    $4.49 • Ea
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  • 1 clove (0 ) garlic, finely chopped
    Fresh Gourmet Garlic Pepper Crispy Onions Fresh Gourmet Garlic Pepper Crispy Onions Crunchy Toppings (1PK)
    $3.36 • Ea
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  • 1 package (300 g.) (0 ) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 4 cups water
    Evian 1.5L
    $2.79 • Ea
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  • 1 package Knorr® Vegetable Dry Soup Mix
  • 2 cups instant rice
    Hans Dairy Kheer Rice Pudding 725G
    $4.26 • Ea
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  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken or cut-up cooked chicken
    Patak‘s Butter Chicken Cooking Sauce 400ML
    $4.52 • Ea
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  • 1 can (540 mL) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
    Great Value Red Kidney Beans 900G
    $2.90 • Ea
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  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
    Great Value Old Cheddar Cheese 450G
    $6.66 • 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.