Chicken Rice Florentine Casserole

Temps & Portions
4 servings
1 hour 15 minutes temps de préparation =
20 minutes préparation +
55 minutes cuisson
Ingrédients
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) olive oil
    Becel Margarine Olive Oil 454G
    $4.17 • Chq
  • 1 clove (0 ) garlic, finely chopped
    Garlic (3PK)
    $1.46 • Chq
  • 1 package (300 g.) (0 ) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
    Green Organic Spinach Frozen 300G
    $4.87 • Chq
  • 4 cups water
    Evian Spring Water Natural 1.5L
    $2.64 • Chq
  • 1 package Knorr® Vegetable Dry Soup Mix
  • 2 cups instant rice
    Beatrice Milk 4L 2%
    $4.68 • Chq
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken or cut-up cooked chicken
    VH Cooking Sauce Butter Chicken 160ML
    $3.94 • Chq
  • 1 can (540 mL) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
    Unico Beans Kidney White 540ML
    $2.61 • Chq
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
    Johnsonville Sausage Cheddar Smoked 375G
    $5.79 • Chq
Instructions
  • 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.