Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Use Campbell Soup for Easy Baked Cheesy & Creamy Rice
I have heard about using Campbell cream soup as a "cheat" cream sauce, but have yet to try it before...yesterday.
I have to thank SC for the idea, he was the one who told me to try...more than that, he was the one who picked up the canned soup and place it in my shopping cart. I was pretty excited about this dish...and let's see what we can do with a little can of Campbell soup...
- 1 can of Campbell Cream & Mushroom soup (plus half can of water and half can of milk)
- 1 chicken thigh fillet, remove skin, cut meat to bite sized chunks
- 2 chicken franks, cut into 3mm thick slices (you can replace with good quality sausage, spam, ham, or omit it and use another thigh fillet)
- 1 small clove of garlic, minced
- 1 shallot, sliced thinly (can be replaced with a quarter of onion)
- 1 cup of shimeji mushrooms (you can replace with button or straw mushrooms)
- 1 cup of mixed cubed veggie (corn, carrot and green peas)
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar & mozzarella
- 1.5 cups of cooked rice
- paprika powder, salt, black pepper, dry mixed herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme), worchestershire sauce, olive oil
Saute garlic and shallot in olive oil, add mushrooms, let cook, add chicken & franks pieces, drizzle a bit of worcestershire sauce, let cook and brown a bit, add cubed veggie, season with salt, black pepper, mixed herbs, paprika and worchestershire sauce, let everything cook. In a separate sauce pot, heat up the canned soup, add water and milk, use the same seasonings to spice up the mixture, mix well, pour the cream sauce mixture to the chicken, franks, mushrooms and veggie mix, let everything combine and cook through.
You can pour this deliciousness over rice and consume if you don't need the crusty, savoury, and melted cheese on top...but if you can handle the sin...go further.
Preheat oven to 250C, prepare a oven proof dish, place some rice on the bottom, pour the creamy mixture on top of rice, top off with cheese, generously, and bake until the cheese is golden brown. You can nuke this dish too...the cheese won't be crusty, but it will melt beautifully. YUM!
Have a look...
...and I don't think I need to say anything no more ^_*