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Broccoli Rice Side Dish

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

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Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 - 10 servings)


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  1. In a microwave-safe 2-qt. casserole, combine the soup, cheese spread, rice, milk and pepper. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  2. Stir in broccoli, onion and celery. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 12-14 minutes, rotating a half-turn once.
  3. Sprinkle onions over the top; microwave on high for 1 minute.


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I'm not much for microwave cooking so I cooked this on the stove and then put it in the oven to brown the onions on top. It was very good. Thanks.

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too cheesy

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I'm not much for microwave cooking so I cooked this on the stove and then put it in the oven to brown the onions on top. It was very good. Thanks.

Goodness! Even better for lunch the next day. It was very delicious. Instead of processed cheese spread, we used nacho cheese sauce and it was fantastic.

This was very easy. I used a cup of cheddar/jack instead of recommended cheese. It turned out fine. Like the onions on top.

Very good and fast side dish! We all enjoyed this one! Made this with a broiled chicken dish also found on this site and dinner took me a total of 20 in the oven and one in the mi...

This side dish was awesome and so easy. I used the low fat cr. of chick soup, no onions or celery, fresh broccoli that I steamed and then I used a mix of shredded cheddar and mozz. cheese. Lov...

My family loved the recipe and it was polished off in no time. I would definitely make it again. I used Velvetta instead of the jarred cheese, but i don't think that altered the flavor. Thank...

The mix of ingredients was great. A fast, weeknight dish that got veggies into my kids. I used fresh broccoli (a bag of Broccoli Wokly) and a cup of Mexican Blend cheese. I did not have instan...

This was delicious. The only change I made was I substituted 3 slices of American cheese instead of the cheese spread only because I didn't have it on hand. It worked out fine. I added a litt...

my DD requests this every time we have fish sticks! I've used brown rice and cheddar cheese. Works great! Thanks!