Food Storage Recipes: Chow Mein Casserole

This recipe is a classic around my house as it contains ingredients I always have on hand from my 3 Month Food Supply. It is quick, easy, and of course delicious! The original recipe is is included below, with my “food storage friendly” comments included in parentheses.

Chow Mein Casserole

Ingredients:
1 lb hamburger, browned with 1/2 an onion chopped (I use freeze-dried ground beef and dehydrated onion flakes instead)
1/2 c. brown rice (white rice is great too)
2 cans cream of chicken soup (try the low-fat bean flour variety!)
1 ½ c. hot water (if using homemade cream of chicken, skip the water)
1/8 c. soy sauce
¼ tsp. ground pepper
½ can chow mein noodles (about 3 oz)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350º. Mix all ingredients together (except chow mein noodles). Bake in serving bowl covered with foil for 45 minutes. Take off cover. Pour 3 oz. (1/2 can) of chow mein noodles over top. Cook uncovered for 15 more minutes. Let set for 5-10 minutes after cooking.