Everyday Mom's Meals: Wrong Can, Yummy Dish

Monday, February 25, 2013

Wrong Can, Yummy Dish

Normally I am that grocery shopper that is meticulous to a fault. I have my list, I know exactly where things are, how much they should cost, want my items bagged a certain way...yeah, I'm that girl. But sometimes, even I am in a rush, tired, or distracted and I find myself mindlessly wandering the aisles, grabbing things from the shelves, only to come home and discover I missed something on that list, or I ended up with the wrong thing in my cart. The latter is how this recipe came to be.

A couple weeks ago we had a million things to do in a very short time span and I was on a "speed mission" at the grocery store. I swear we were in and out in less than an hour, which for our family is unheard of! But then when we got back home, as I reached into the "canned items bag" (I might have been in a hurry, but I still had time to dictate the bagging process!) I came across something that was not on my list, and at first I couldn't even figure out how I was near it. Condensed French Onion Soup. Um, okay. I have no reason to own this. The only thing I was able to deduce was I had bought Alex a couple cans of chicken noodle soup, and I literally must have grabbed one too many. Why this was in the same box as chicken noodle, I'm not sure. But unless I'm going to accept the fact it jumped into the cart on it's own, I'm sticking with that.

So into the cupboard it went and I forgot about it. Then one night I was looking for something else and came across it. Great. What am I going to do with this? I know what you're saying. "Heat it up and eat it. It's soup." Well, that's a great idea except French Onion is one of my favorite soups; and I'm very picky when it comes to the flavor, so the condensed version just doesn't cut it. So instead I went looking for something to use it in and that's when I came across this. A very easy side dish for any night of the week, it's flavorful and just unique enough to be something a little different.

If you find yourself with mysterious items in your grocery bags, be sure to make the best of it. Or there is always your local food pantry!

Mushroom Rice From AllRecipes
1 c. uncooked long grain rice
1 (10 3/4 oz) can condensed French onion soup
1 (14 oz) can beef broth
1/4 c. butter
1 (4 oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained

Combine all ingredients in medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes stirring often until rice tender and cooked through.

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NOVA Frugal Family said...

This sounds great!!! I know that I have been trying to go through the cupboards and use up the things that keep getting pushed to the back while our favorites are made over and over. This is a great one to try (if I ever end up with that french onion soup). I might have to improvise :)

Lisa said...

I love this recipe. I do it just the same except I use 2 cans of Cossemme.

Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday and Whats For Dinner Next Week, this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Riya Singh said...

I like this yummy and delicious recipe...!
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