Kung Fu Casserole
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium white or yellow onion chopped
1 pound ground turkey
3 cloves garlic
2 (10.5oz) cans cream of mushroom soup
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup quick cooking rice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 ounces diced mushrooms
1 cup chow mein noodles
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil and sauté onions until glossy. Add garlic, sautéing until fragrant.
Add in the ground turkey, breaking up into pieces until the turkey is lightly browned.
In a large mixing bowl, add the sautéed ingredients, soup, water, rice*, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and mushrooms. Stir.
Pour into a casserole dish and throw that bad boy in the oven for ONE HOUR.
Sprinkle chow mein noodles and bake 15 more minutes.
*I recommend using minute rice, as the dish normally turns out better. You can use any type of rice, you just have to alter the cooking times!
How can you review your own recipe, you might be asking? I don't know, but I'm going to do it anyway.
This recipe tastes GREAT. You can really mess with the recipe to tailor it to your palate, and can work well for experienced cooks as well as those with a more... bland taste. Sometimes I try to sneak some extra vegetables in, like spinach, zucchini, or red bell peppers.
Although it takes over an hour in the oven, the hands on work is relatively short, with few dirty dishes. While it bakes you will have more than enough time to clean up the kitchen, or binge watch a couple of episodes of Community.