Chicken and Jambalaya Rice Casserole
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Ingredients
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 (8-ounce) box jambalaya rice dinner mix*
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese blend, divided
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen vegetable seasoning blend
  • Garnish: sliced green onion
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, bring 2½ cups water and rice mix to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  2. Spoon rice into a large bowl. Add chicken, tomatoes, 1 cup cheese, celery, and cream, stirring to combine.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Add vegetable blend to saucepan; cook over medium heat until water has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir into rice mixture to combine. Spread mixture in a 2-quart baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  5. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Garnish with green onion, if desired.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at https://www.pauladeenmagazine.com/chicken-and-jambalaya-rice-casserole/