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Summer Christmas Recipe - Almond Buffet Casserole

For Phil who needs a summer Christmas recipe:
This recipe is from www.vegweb.com - This may "fill the bill" - I have used it
for potlucks at work, as well as extended family gatherings - vegan without
being "obvious"...it is not rich, heavy or spicy, - nothing overwhelming - so
it goes well about anything on a buffet.  Celery provides nice crunchy

 From Unkown 
Almond Buffet Casserole

?4-1/2 c water 
?1 c brown rice 
?2 c reconstituted Vita-Burger (aka:Textured Vegetable Protein granules) 
?2/3 c slivered, blanched almonds, divided 
?2 tbsp McKay's "Chicken" flavored Seasoning 
?1-1/2 c chopped celery 
?1 large onion, chopped 
?1/2 c chopped green pepper 

Bring water and seasoning to a boil in a large saucepan. Add rice, cover 
and reduce heat, boil gently 25 minutes or until water is absorbed. 
Remove from heat. Combine vitaburger (TVP), onion and green pepper. Saute in a
small amount of oil until tender. Add rice and 1/2 cup of the almonds to 
the vegetables. Mix well. Pour into 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with 
remaining almonds. Bake at 350' for 30 minutes. 

Serves: 8 

Preparation time: 1 1/2 hours including stovetop and baking times.