Today I am going to step away from chicken. Sometimes I have to mix things up a little bit around here. Stay with me people...
So, today's post is an answer to leftover ham. Yes, we still have leftover ham around here. While most of it made it's way to my freezer Sunday night, I made one of our favorite ham dishes on Monday night. I realize this isn't an original idea. Yes, it is simple. Yes, you can change some of the ingredients to your liking. And, YES, it is delicious!
Can you tell I forgot to take the picture until after dinner? Trust me, it is delicious.
Ham and Rice Casserole
2 cups of cooked rice (I use brown rice)
1 bag of cooked veggies, your choice (Peas are our favorite)
1 can cream of chicken soup, fat free (Or, the soup of your choice. Cream of mushroom is also yummy.)
About a 1/2-1 cup of milk
About 1 1/2 -2 cups of cut up ham
About 1 cup of cheese and some to sprinkle on top
(I personally think fresh mushrooms would make this even more delightful, but the kids simply do not agree, so I resist the temptation to throw them in.)
Seasoning to taste--I add a little garlic, parsley, pepper, and dried onion.
Mix all of the above ingredients together and throw it into a greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes to heat through.
And, just for the record, you COULD add cut up (cooked) chicken instead of ham. I'm just saying...