In all the years I've been cooking I have never seen groundhog meat at my local grocery. Thank heavens! They do carry several different kinds of "ground hog" (pork sausage): sage, honey, bacon and sausage, hot, mild, spicy, ham sausage, etc. Choose your favorite flavor for this casserole. A salad and bread and supper is ready.
Rice and Ground Hog Casserole
1 pound pork sausage, flavor of your choice
1 cup converted rice
1. Brown the sausage and break it into small bits. Drain well and add the celery, onion, sweet peppers. Saute for a few minutes, about 3-5 minutes.
2. Add remaining ingredients, stir and follow on of the cooking options below.
<em>Oven Baked</em>: Place in a 9 x 9-inch casserole dish, covered and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.
<em>Stovetop</em>: Bring the broth to a boil, add the remaining ingredients, and turn down to a simmer, cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is done. Stir before serving.
<em>Slow Cooker</em>: Place all ingredients in the slow cooker; stir and cook 3-4 hours or until rice is done. Stir before serving.
Variation: Use hot sausage and add 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon.