The quintessential creamy side dish just perfect for dinner, an office potluck, or a holiday recipe idea.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
10
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cook and stir onion in 1 tablespoon of the butter in large skillet on medium heat until tender.

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  • Add rice, soup, broccoli and cheese dip; mix lightly. Spoon into 1-1/2-quart casserole. Toss together remaining 1 tablespoon butter, melted, and bread cubes; sprinkle over casserole.

  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.

Tips

Serving Suggestion: Serve this side dish with a lean cut of cooked meat, fish or poultry and a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite reduced fat dressing.

Jazz It Up: Garnish with green onion slices and red pepper strips.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 25.5g 8% DV; fat 9.7g 15% DV; cholesterol 25.7mg 9% DV; sodium 663mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2012
Made this recipe but added some finely chopped celery to the onions and topped with buttered panko breadcrumbs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2014
I find the cheese dip to be bland so I added a 2 tablespoons of spicy course-ground brown mustard which helped. Next time I'll use sharp cheddar. I also used cream of celery soup. It was good but not like I remember it from my childhood. Read More
(1)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2012
Made this recipe but added some finely chopped celery to the onions and topped with buttered panko breadcrumbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2013
I did not have all the ingredients so I used regular rice fresh broccoli which I chopped after cooking and 1 cup shredded cheddar. I also took someone else's advice and used crushed ritz crackers instead of the bread cubes. Everyone really liked it. Very yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2013
Made the recipe but used crushed Ritz crackers on top instead of the bread cudes still turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2012
I have been making this recipe for years and it is always a hit! I don't use the bread cubes but that is the only thing I do differently. This is so simple yet comforting...a real winner YUM!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
everyone loved it. I used 8 oz shredded cheddar and 1/4 cup milk and put French fried onions on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2016
The first time I made this dish according to the provided information (i.e. the recipe) it was delicious. Since that first encounter with this dish 25 years ago I never had it again - imagine that 25 years. I was so grateful to stumble upon a simple and easy recipe to create this awesome side dish. I've always loved broccoli cheese and rice separately so why not combine them altogether and create a sensation dish. The only change that I have made to the recipe originally posted was instead of using cheese dip; namely Cheese Whiz I use the Tostadas brand of cheese dip - in particular the jalapeño cheddar. It's great and it adds a little and subtle kick to the dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2014
I used cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom because I don't like mushrooms. I used 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and didn 't put the buttered bread cubes on top. Will make it again this same way Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2013
I made this and we enjoyed it. I had roasted garlic cream of mushroom on hand so substituted that. I also substituted cheddar cheese. This was a great dish that my son loved! We will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2014
I find the cheese dip to be bland so I added a 2 tablespoons of spicy course-ground brown mustard which helped. Next time I'll use sharp cheddar. I also used cream of celery soup. It was good but not like I remember it from my childhood. Read More
(1)