57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

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

Directions

  • 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.
(48)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2017
I did not make this nor will I ever. I don't understand why there is a need for canned or preprocessed ingridients? It really does not take that much time or energy to make everything from scratch with fresh ingredients. You will eat healthier and live longer. If I was ever to make this recipe I would absolutely change it around big time and it will be much healthier and probably contain less calories etc.
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.
(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!
(31)
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)
(19)
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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!
(16)
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!
(15)
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.
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Rather easy but better with real cheese.
(9)
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!!
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2009
This is FABULOUS!!!! I was a little nervous that it would be crunchy without added water or cream of chicken or mushroom but it was perfect!! I have made it twice. The first time I made it as a side dish exactly as the recipe stated but I made it again adding carrots chicken and onion and used it as a main dish...also GREAT!!! I highly recommend this dish!! Well done!!!:)
(6)