I found this recipe several years ago while looking for something unusual but simple I could prepare for company. It's a dish that I've served many times since then - with a salad and rolls, it makes a complete meal.
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
Yield: 6 Servings
1 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
2 cups chicken broth
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
6 tablespoons butter, divided
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons onion soup mix
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
Spread rice in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Add the broth and mushrooms; dot with 2 tablespoons butter. Arrange chicken in center of dish; sprinkle with onion soup mix. Spoon mushroom soup over top.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 1 hour. Arrange asparagus around edges of dish. Melt remaining butter; brush over asparagus and sprinkle with paprika. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until asparagus is tender. Yield: 6 servings.