Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe

Looking for an easy Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole recipe? Learn how to make Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by joyrae

Makes 12 servings



http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2009/06/cheesy-broccoli-and-rice-casserole.html

Recipe Ingredients for Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

2 slices white bread, torn into pieces
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons butter, melted; plus two tablespoons chilled
1 garlic clove, minced
2 pounds broccoli (about 3-4 medium heads of broccoli), florets cut into 1-inch pieces, stems chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 1/4 cup long grain white rice
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/4 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded light cheddar cheese
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Recipe Directions for Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9X13-inch baking dish. Pulse bread, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and melted butter in a food processor until coarsely ground. Add garlic. Set aside.

  2. Microwave broccoli florets (save stems for later), covered, in a large bowl until bright green and tender, 2 to 3 minutes (no need to add water). Be careful not to overcook or they will become soggy and discolored. Melt remaining butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook onion and broccoli stems until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring constantly, until rice is translucent, about 1 minute. Stir in broth, half-and-half, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Off the heat, stir in cheddar cheese, cayenne, remaining parmesan and broccoli florets.

  3. Pour the mixture into prepared baking dish and top with bread crumb mixture. Bake until the sauce is bubbling around the edges and the top is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Serve.

Categories

Rice, Side Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 232.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
217
Calories from Fat
83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.2g
14%
Saturated Fat
5.6g
28%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Sodium
446mg
19%
Potassium
335mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
24.1g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
10.0g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 114%
Calcium 22% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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