Broccoli Rice Casserole

Broccoli Rice Casserole


2      Cups Uncooked Rice

2      Medium White Onions

1/2  Stick Butter

2       Packages Frozen Broccoli Florets

1/2   Package of Velveeta Cheese (16 ounces)

2       Cups Milk

2        Cans Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare rice as usual.  While rice is cooking, saute onions in butter.  Spray large casserole dish with cooking spray.  Place cooked rice and onions in dish and add frozen broccoli.  Stir lightly.  In a separate bowl mix cheese, milk and soup.  Add to rice mixture and stir to blend well.   Bake for one hour at 350 degrees.  This is a double recipe and can be halved.

(Nat Notes:  To prepare rice: spray pan so rice won’t stick.  Add two cups rice and four cups water with a sprinkle of olive oil.  Stir.  Bring to a boil. Stir.  Place lid on pan and turn stove to low.  Cook for fifteen minutes.  Do not lift the lid during cook time.  For the casserole:  use frozen broccoli florets.  They are more tender than with pieces and do not fall apart like fresh broccoli does.)

Rice, Onion and Broccoli with Cheese, Milk and Soup Mixture to Stir In

2 thoughts on “Broccoli Rice Casserole

  1. The radio was on in the kitchen. I stared blankly ahead at the mess I had created after baking and cooking all day. Apparently, I am not one of those perfect housewives who do the dishes as they go. I like to wait until there is a mountain of dishes in the kitchen begging to be conquered. It was conquering time. … I was just about done, and there it was, my nemesis – the pan I used to cook the rice for the broccoli and cheese casserole. (Side note – I had to get the recipe from other sources since The Irish Lady waited to post her recipe until the day before Thanksgiving. 🙂 I saved the best for last. I scrubbed and soaked, scrubbed and soaked. The rice was gone but the reflection of the rice remained emblazoned in the pan, taunting me, teasing me. My battle with the rice was only temporarily lost! Next – the dishwasher!

    Thanks for the notes! It may seem futile for some, but they are helpful to a novice like me.

    1. That is so funny. You crack me up. I heard everything was wonderful and very impressive. I use cooking spray on everything that will bake on, but remember not to inhale when you are spraying it. That stuff is strong. So sorry about the recipe. The Irish Lady was very busy herself. Did you take pictures? Please send photos.

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