How to make a wild rice casserole recipe

1 c. wild rice

6 tbsp. chopped onion


2 lb. ground chuck or round

1 lb. mushrooms

1 bay leaf

3/4c. chopped celery

2 c. cream of chicken soup

1 1/4 tsp. celery or garlic salt 1/2 c. slivered almonds


Wash, and soak wild rice for 15 minutes in 3 cups boiling water; drain. Saute onion in butter; add meat and brown. Simmer mushrooms in 1 cup water with bay leaf until done. Combine all ingredients except almonds. Put in casserole; top with almonds. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Yield: 10 servings.