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{Make Ahead Monday} Chicken and Rice Casserole with Bacon

This is the epitome of a make ahead meal. Not only does half of the main ingredients come from the freezer, you can make it the day before and pop it in the oven when you're ready!

Every time I make a dish with rice, I always have some leftover, and I USED to just trash it if I didn't have enough of whatever I served along side the rice left for another meal. I mean, plain rice is pretty boring, am I right? However, a few months ago I made a recipe for fried rice (it was just OK, I'm on the hunt for a great one!), and it utilized leftover rice. The author of the post mentioned she often freezes leftover rice, which is just brilliant. I'd never thought of that, but now when I make rice I make more than I know we'll need specifically so I have some to freeze.

This recipe is a great way to use frozen rice. It also uses prepared shredded chicken, which you may or may not already have in your freezer. I always do! And, if you plan your menu accordingly, this could even…