My middle daughter came up with this all-in-one casserole when it was her turn to pick supper. She asked for chicken, peas and rice in a white sauce. I was impressed that my 8 year old knew that she wanted a white sauce. We were all happy at how wonderful the meal turned out.
Chicken and Rice in White Sauce
2 tbsp dairy-free margarine
3 tbsp flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 can peas, corn or any vegetables desired
2 cups cooked, diced chicken
1 cup soup crackers, crushed, optional
2 cups cooked rice
Melt the margarine in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the flour then whisk until completely combined. Add the chicken broth then whisk constantly until the mixture thickens slightly. Add the peas, chicken and crackers then stir until thoroughly combined. Add the rice then cook and stir until completely coated and heated through.
My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 12 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.