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Wild Rice Hot Dish

Subject: Recipe for Wild Rice Hot dish from Douglas Lodge in Itasca State Park in MN
From: Linda
Date: 4/8/2019, 7:46 AM

On 4/7/2019 9:55 PM, Linda wrote:

 I am looking for this recipe that contained hamburger, wild rice, mushrooms, and I think 
water chestnuts were in it too. Hoping you can help me find this recipe. It was so delicious.  
Thank you.

Hi Linda,

I found the restaurant's menu here: Douglas Lodge Restaurant Menu

Searching a bit more, I found the recipe here: Itasca State Park Recipes

See below for the recipe.


Douglas Wild Rice Hot Dish

1/2 cup finely diced celery
2 (10-oz.) cans cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1 (4-oz.) can sliced water chestnuts (optional)
1-1/2 cup wild rice
1 pound well-browned hamburger
1 (10-oz.) can cream of celery soup
salt, pepper and garlic to taste

Sauté the celery and onion in oil. Add the browned hamburger. Wash the rice well and cook
in 6 to 8 cups water until done, at least 20 minutes. Mix all ingredients together and add
the soups and water chestnuts. Season to taste. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
As used at the Douglas Lodge Dining Room.

Note: Cox that she tweaks the seasonings by adding thyme, marjoram, a hint of basil and oregano.
"I usually cook the rice in homemade chicken stock for added flavor," she said."

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