Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

This broccoli rice casserole is a classic! This creamy side dish is loaded with broccoli and heaps of golden cheese. Each bite is irresistible!

We love cheesy side dishes and this one reminds us of our favorite cheesy hashbrown potato casserole.

Broccoli Rice Casserole Photo

It’s an excellent addition to any dinner or holiday and always popular at potlucks!

It’s incredibly easy to whip together in about 5 minutes, but it does take a bit of foresight since you’ll need already cooked rice.

Pro tip: plan another meal during the week which uses rice, such as Puerto Rican carne guisada, and make extra rice to kill two birds with one stone.

Broccoli Rice Casserole Picture

You can also set the rice to cook while you prepare the other ingredients.

Besides the rice, there are a few other tips to note about the ingredients:

  • Broccoli: like the rice, this needs to be cooked before adding to the casserole.

This can be done easily by a quick boil, or steaming in the microwave. Be sure to drain any excess water.

  • Condensed soup: we like cream of mushroom, but cream of chicken works just as well!

My aunt never uses creamed soup in her broccoli rice casserole, so that’s an option as well.

If you leave out the soup, the finished dish will be cheesy and tender, but with a firmer texture.

  • Cheese: Velveeta or Cheez Whiz are traditionally used in this recipe.

I used American cheese which you can purchase at the deli counter, but cheddar would be just as great!

When it comes to preparing broccoli cheese and rice casserole, it doesn’t get any easier than this!

Simply mix all the ingredients together and pour into your baking dish.

Broccoli Rice Casserole Image

Tips for making broccoli rice casserole:

  1. Grease the pan well! If you don’t, you’ll be scrubbing little bits of cheese and rice for days!

I love the outside pieces of the casserole that get a little crispy, but I do not like washing dishes!

  1. When mixing all of the ingredients, add the salt and pepper before you add the eggs.

That way you can taste and see if it needs more seasoning, but you don’t have to eat raw eggs.

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Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cooked Rice
  • 16 ounces Frozen Broccoli Florets, (1 bag), cooked and drained
  • 1 can Cream Of Mushroom Soup, or Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 12 ounces Shredded Cheddar Cheese, or Shredded American Cheese
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 2 large Eggs, well beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Liberally grease a 13x9 or 3 1/2 quart baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together rice, broccoli, soup, cheese (reserve 1 cup for topping), milk, onion, butter, and garlic powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then add eggs.
  3. Pour into prepared casserole dish and bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes until hot and bubbly. Add reserved cheese and bake for 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

 

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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 125
Calories 267

% Daily Value*
24%
Total Fat 16g
40%
  Saturated Fat 8g
15%
Sodium 365mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 18g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 2g
28%
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!