Rice and Easy

27 Dec

From the 1970s files: When they weren’t squirting spray cheese onto Ritz crackers, we’re starting to think everyone’s mother was hoarding boxes of long grain rice mix in their pantries.

Here are two mainstays that keep turning up on dinner tables decades later.


2 pkgs Uncle Ben’s long grain and wild rice
1 cup butter
3/4 c chopped onion, celery
1 can chopped mushrooms
3/4 cup raisins
Cook rice to directions, then add remaining ingredients. Heat for 30 minues at 350 F and serve.

The Best of Bridge
“Don’t turn your nose up at the canned soup and rice mix – lots of really elegant ladies prefer this to their caterer’s fare!”

1/2 lb. cheddar cheese, grated
2 heads broccoli (approx. 2 lb.)
1 pkg. Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice Mixture
2 cans (or less) mushroom soup

Cook rice mixture as directed. Cook broccoli until crunchy. Mix soup and cheese. Grease casserole dish. Alternate cheese, soup mixture, broccoli and rice in layers. Sprinkle with additional grated cheese. Cook at 350 F. for one hour.

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