Need a simple but delicious meal full of flavor? When Neutropenia is an issue, try Cheesy Shrimp Rice Casserole, as it will really be a family favorite. This is a low bacteria dish so it’s great when your white blood cells low. With a just a few quick ingredients you can keep in the pantry at all times – you will have a palate-pleasing recipe.
Cheesy Shrimp Rice Casserole from Holly Clegg’s Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook.
A palate-leasing plain recipe.
Makes 6 – 8 Servings
1 cup dry brown or wild rice
2 cups water
2 pounds cooked medium shrimp, peeled
Salt and pepper to taste
6 ounces light pasteurized processed cheese spread
1/2 cup skim milk
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook rice in water according to package directions. Set aside.
2. Combine shrimp, salt and pepper, and cooked rice. Heat cheese and milk together in microwave or in small pan over medium-low heat until melted, and mix with rice mixture.
3. Transfer to 2-quart casserole dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs, bake 15 minutes or until well heated.
Nutritional information per serving
Calories 250, Protein (g) 30, Carbohydrate (g) 21, Fat (g) 4, Cal. from Fat (%) 15, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 230, Sodium (mg) 601, Diabetic Exchanges: 5 very lean meat, 1.5 starch
A single salad and this casserole is a complete meal. For sore mouth, finely chop shrimp.