I have loved this recipe since I was a little girl. It is a blend of broccoli, cheese, and rice. Give it a try, you'll love it!

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • While the rice is cooking, place frozen broccoli in large skillet. Heat stove to low-medium and defrost broccoli When the broccoli is 90% defrosted add processed cheese sauce to the broccoli and let melt. When rice has completed cooking add broccoli-cheese mixture and rice to 9x13 baking dish and mix well.

  • Place casserole in the preheated 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven for 10 minutes; or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; 19.3 g total fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 2372 mg sodium. 55.1 g carbohydrates; 17.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2003
This was extremely good. My husband loved it! Like a previous reviewer I added a can of cream of mushroom soup.. I think it really helped out the texture and flavor. I also sauteed some cut up chicken tenders and added them to the mixture to make this more of a main dish. I boiled some leftover fresh broccoli instead of the frozen kind and I used regular white rice with a packet of chicken seasoning. I put a lot more shredded cheese on top so it took a lot longer than 10 minutes for it to melt and brown but the result was excellent. Next time I might add onions and mushrooms! Great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/22/2005
If you like fake cheese - and easy - this recipe is for you. It wasn't for me. Read More
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57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2003
This was extremely good. My husband loved it! Like a previous reviewer I added a can of cream of mushroom soup.. I think it really helped out the texture and flavor. I also sauteed some cut up chicken tenders and added them to the mixture to make this more of a main dish. I boiled some leftover fresh broccoli instead of the frozen kind and I used regular white rice with a packet of chicken seasoning. I put a lot more shredded cheese on top so it took a lot longer than 10 minutes for it to melt and brown but the result was excellent. Next time I might add onions and mushrooms! Great recipe. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2003
This was extremely good. My husband loved it! Like a previous reviewer I added a can of cream of mushroom soup.. I think it really helped out the texture and flavor. I also sauteed some cut up chicken tenders and added them to the mixture to make this more of a main dish. I boiled some leftover fresh broccoli instead of the frozen kind and I used regular white rice with a packet of chicken seasoning. I put a lot more shredded cheese on top so it took a lot longer than 10 minutes for it to melt and brown but the result was excellent. Next time I might add onions and mushrooms! Great recipe. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
YUM! What a hit! i took a chance and made this recipie for Thanksgiving this year. Broccoli and Cheese Casserole for 25 people! Thats a lot a broccolli cheese and rice! Mu husband previously wouldn't touch broccoli - but now this is all he ever wants me to make as a side to our dinners! it is GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2003
My daughter has been begging me make this. She loved it Thanks for the recipe! (To all reading-same names-two different members) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
Great! I used white rice instead of yellow adding 1/2 tsp. salt to the boiling water. I let the broccoli thaw on the counter then drained it. I used Velveeta brand cheese cut into small pieces. After the rice cooked I added the cheese to the top of it covered and let it sit for 10 minutes so that the cheese would melt. I then added the broccoli 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper stirred it all together and poured into a 3-qt. glass dish. Thanks so much for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
I tried this recipe because I love broccoli and cheese together and thought it sounded good. It was really good but was missing just a little of something. My mother tasted it...apparetly she used to make something similar) and said that it needed Creme of Mushroom soup. The next time I tried it I put the cream of mushroom soup in as well..it was AWSOME! Thanks so much for bringing this recipe to my attention - I will definitly make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2007
I used fresh broccoli and brown rice. I also added some shredded cheddar cheese into the mix and a can of cream of mushroom soup as other reviewers mentioned. Pretty easy and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Rather easy but better with real cheese. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2010
This is a great recipe however as previous "chefs" had advised I also used a can of cream of mushroom soup! The taste was great although it was a bit too sticky. Definitely should have added More water! Made it for my family Christmas dinner & my son ate TWO Huge helpings!! I'll definitely make this again! Very easy too!;) Thanks for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
this was really yummy! i made it last night with our enchiladas and it was great. i just added a small can of cream of mushroom soup and i used velveeta instead of canned cheese. i recommend it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/22/2005
If you like fake cheese - and easy - this recipe is for you. It wasn't for me. Read More
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