I've often used an 8 oz block of sharp cheese (shredded) instead of cheeze whiz, and it's just as flavorful. You can also "kick it up a notch" by adding leftover chicken, chopped celery and fresh or dried herbs; you've just made a full meal. Any way you make broccoli-rice casserole, it turns out delicious and very filling.
This Easy Broccoli Rice Casserole recipe is simple to make and enough to feed a large family or a small gathering. Everyone always loves the cheesy, chicken cracker topping. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dollar General. With the holidays just around the corner, my thoughts have been turning to the dishes I’m going to make this year.
Increased the ratio of broccoli - Most of the classic broccoli-rice casserole recipes I read called for a 10-ounce package of frozen broccoli for 3 cups of cooked rice. In my opinion, this was way too little broccoli for that much rice. I increased the broccoli to a full 16-ounce package, and used broccoli florets instead of chopped broccoli.
I too thought it was a bit runny before baking but Mom said "it will bake fine " and it did. Personally I like a more flavorful dish so next time I will add seasoned salt and maybe some garlic. More traditional broccoli rice casserole lovers will want this recipe as is though! Mama
Broccoli Casserole Recipes It’s the tastiest way to get your broccoli. And we’ve got loads of family-pleasing broccoli casseroles to choose from. ... Broccoli Rice Casserole. What makes this quick-cooking side dish really tasty is coating the broccoli and rice in a creamy cheese sauce . . . yum!
I had a hard time finding a broccoli casserole recipe that was made without condensed soup (like cream of mushroom) so I turned to my own recipe. I combined my favorite velvety cheese sauce with a combination of broccoli & rice and baked it until bubbly. The result is a side (or a quick meatless meal that my whole family loves)!
This hearty broccoli rice casserole is my favorite dish to make for a potluck. With the green of the broccoli and the rich cheese sauce, it's pretty to serve, and it makes a tasty side dish for almost any kind of meat. —Margaret Mayes, La Mesa, California
Easy cheesy broccoli rice casserole is a classic and comforting side dish that’s great with a weeknight meal or holiday buffet. I just have to share my family’s recipe for classic cheesy broccoli rice casserole that I’ve been eating since as long as I can remember.
Combined with butter and panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), the cheese brings this casserole rich flavor and a nice bit of crunch. Our broccoli rice and cheese casserole is perfect for weeknight suppers, a bake-and-take option for potlucks and church fellowships, a curative for neighbors who are under the weather—you name it.
If you find yourself asking What is Riced Broccoli, then look no further! Riced Broccoli is a great grain free alternative to serve up with your next meal. It is easy, versatile, gluten free, paleo, whole 30 compliant and just delicious. Plus it is a fantastic way to sneak in an extra serving of vegetables for big or little people.