Thursday, December 3, 2009


Mark Dayton is the best candidate for governor because of his 35 years of government experience. What are his other talents? As noted in the picture above, he can help build a house as he did with Habitat for Humanity.

He can also cook. Here's his recipe for Sausage and Wild Rice Casserole. I've tried it and it's absolutely delicious!

Mark Dayton's Sausage & Wild Rice Casserole

1 pound bulk pork sausage
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
One 4-ounce jar diced pimiento, drained
1 cup wild rice
2 teaspoons chicken seasoned stock base
One 10-1/2 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
One 2-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon marjoram leaves
1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Cook wild rice according to package directions. Or, spray an 8 x 8-inch pan with cooking spray. Rinse rice with cold water and drain. Spread in prepared pan. Cover the rice very generously with boiling water. Cover pan with foil. Place pan in a cold oven. Turn oven on to 450 degrees. When it reaches that temperature, turn the oven off and leave the rice in the oven overnight without opening the door. It will be cooked when you get up in the morning.

Brown sausage in a large skillet. Add green pepper, celery, and onion and continue cooking until vegetables are soft. Drain off excess fat. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Stir in cooked wild rice. Pour into a sprayed 3-quart casserole dish. Cover and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour at 325 degrees or until heated through.

Serves: 6 to 8

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