Sausage & Wild Rice Bake

Sausage & Wild Rice Bake
3 Reviews
Wild rice bake makes an easy, hearty meal out of a Northwoods classic casserole recipe.
15 min
Prep Time
Total Time
6 (1-cup) servings


1 (12-ounce) package
sage-seasoned pork sausage
3/4 cup
uncooked wild rice
3/4 cup
uncooked brown rice
1 rib (1/2 cup)
celery, sliced
1 small (1/2 cup)
onion, chopped
1 small (1/2 cup)
red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup
sliced fresh mushrooms
2 (14.5-ounce) cans
chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 cup
sour cream


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook sausage in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until browned. Drain fat.
  3. Place cooked sausage into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Add all remaining ingredients except sour cream; stir to combine. Cover; bake 1 1/2-2 hours or until rice is tender. Stir in sour cream.

Recipe Tips

Wild rice is not really rice, but an aquatic grain. Brown rice has had only the fibrous hull removed during processing, unlike white rice where bran and germ are removed. Both brown and wild rice are more flavorful and more nutritious than white rice.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Dietary Fiber

Recipe Comments and Reviews


This was great- Husband loved it, and typically doesn't like casseroles or rice! We used a Cajun seasoned sausage, removed casing, cut the rice and liquid in half - based on comments above. Skipped the sour cream altogether. Will make again!


I was struck, when this was finished, how little meat was in the dish. I love vegetarian recipes, but I didn't think this was one. I could have easily doubled the sausage and still felt it was on the light side. As it was, I felt like it was a rice pilaf that should have been served on the side of something. Also, I used turkey sausage, and perhaps the flavor wasn't great because of that. It reminded me of liver. If I had been able to use regular sausage perhaps the flavor would have been better. To do that, however, I would have had to use sausages with additives one child reacts to. Based on the sausage I used, I would rate it as "Fair or Good" but as that wasn't following the recipe, I have to assume it would be "Good or Very Good" if regular sausage was used. I'm going with "Good" because of the resemblance to rice pilaf, as stated above. I thought it was a main dish.


This was delicious and very easy - a great winter meal with orange slices and a dinner roll. Everyone asked for seconds. My son's girlfriend even asked for the recipe. I used a pound of sausage.


This is wonderful!!! Very easy. My husband asks for it often. And, as a bonus, it's quite healthy with the low calories, lots of fiber and protein. If you're on a diet, make it with turkey sausage and low-fat sour cream. Try it with cold red cabbage salad (the German/Polish kind) as an accompaniment.

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