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Naked & Wild Asparagus Casserole

Ingredients
 1.50 cups Naked & Wild Rice Blend
 3.50 cups Water
 2 Chicken breasts, or equivilent quantity of leftover chicken
 10 to 15 Spears of asparagus
 1 tbsp Dried sage
 1 Handful of parsley
 Salt & Pepper
 1 Handful of chives or green onions
White Sauce
 2 tbsp Butter
 2 Cloves garlic
 2 tbsp Flour or cornstarch
 ½ cup Milk
 ½ cup Chicken broth
 1 cup Shredded cheese
1

Cook Naked & Wild Rice Blend by bringing 3 cups water to a boil in a small pot. Add Rice Blend and simmer until the rice is tender.

2

Fry chicken breasts until fully cooked, and cut into small pieces.

3

Prepare the white sauce by melting the butter in a small pot, and sauteing the garlic for a few minutes. Stir in the flour, and then gradually adding the broth, milk, and cheese until the whole mess is thick and smooth.

4

Assemble the casserole by mixing the cooked rice and cooked chicken with parsley, sage, salt and pepper. Layer on the bottom of a 2 quart dish.

5

Scatter asparagus on top of the rice mix, top with the white sauce, and toss the green onions on top for extra special-ness.

6

Bake for 30-45 minutes.