Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cheesy Broccoli-Rice Bake

This dish is one of my favorite sides.  Rice in  a creamy cheese sauce with broccoli .  It goes with everything and is great for family dinners and to take to pot lucks or other gatherings.

Not only is this side dish delicious - it is easy to make.  You cook some rice (I cooked mine in my Rice cooker).  Mix the rice with some cheese, Cream of Mushroom soup, milk, pepper, and fresh broccoli.  The broccoli rice mixture is spooned into a prepared baking dish.  Bake the casserole for 30-35 minutes.  Remove from oven and serve.

A delish side is ready to enjoy:)

Cheesy Broccoli-Rice Bake
From Betty Crocker


1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2 cups water
1tablespoon butter or margarine
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 loaf (16 oz) prepared cheese product, cut into cubes
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
2/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper, if desired
2 cups fresh broccoli florets (1/2 inch)
1 cup fine soft bread crumbs (about 1 1/2 slices bread)
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted


1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook rice in water as directed on package. 

2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in cheese, soup, milk and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted. 

3. Stir in broccoli and rice. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon melted butter; sprinkle over rice mixture. 

4. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until light brown on top and bubbly around edges.

Makes 8 servings


  1. Hi Geraldine:)
    Wow! This recipe is most certainly a "blast from the past." It's been years since I've made it.

    Thanks for sharing, Geraldine...

  2. Had something quite similar, but with pasta. This looks really lovely!