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Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole

I am trying to get a jump start on comfort foods for fall and winter.  Rice, potatoes, and pasta are creamy foods that lead my list.  I actually try to balance menus with one of these carbohydrates.  Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole is also an excellent entree for a vegetarian meal.

Steamed Broccoli and Vegetable Blend

Steamed Broccoli and Vegetable Blend

Using canned soup and frozen broccoli speeds up the cooking process.  I have started to steam vegetables in the microwave.  I put the chopped or diced vegetables in a small bowl, add 1-2 teaspoons water, depending on the amount of vegetables, cover with plastic wrap and steam for 1 minute.  Occasionally I will have to add a minute.  They are ready to be combined with other vegetables or meats and sauces.  I do not add  salt or oil to saute.  

 

Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole

A good recipe to have for pitch-in dinners and a winter comfort food for week day dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Rice Vegetable Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup long grain rice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper finely diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons sweet mini peppers diced
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli cuts or 10 oz. frozen broccoli
  • 1 can 10 3/4 ounces Nacho cheese soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the long grain rice in the chicken broth until broth is absorbed.
  • Cut and dice the onion, garlic, peppers.
  • Put into a small microwave dish, add 1 teaspoon water.
  • Microwave 1 minute or until onion is translucent.
  • Steam the cut broccoli, just until crisp.
  • In a larger pan blend the Nacho soup and milk, cook until hot and bubbly.
  • Add the broccoli, diced vegetables, and rice, stir to blend.
  • Pout into a 9 x 9 x 2 casserole.
  • Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  • Bake at 350 F 20 minutes

Notes

To make a 9 x 13 casserole, use 1 cup long grain rice and 2 cups chicken broth. Adjust vegetable as desired......This was adapted from Campbell's Soup Kitchen..............Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® brings you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “ Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

 

 

Round out your meal of Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole with

Green Beans with Red Pepper Stir Fry

Green Beans - Red Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Green Beans – Red Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Use your favorite recipe for green beans:  canned, frozen or fresh.  Fix them by stir-frying, steaming. slow-cooker  or in the pressure cooker, with or without ham.

Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad

Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad                                          

Try the Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad.

And for Dessert :  American Apple Pie

American Apple Pie

American Apple Pie

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Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® brings you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery®  cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® . All rights reserved.