In many families, getting kids to eat broccoli is a struggle. With the recipe below, this has not been an issue in our family. We just serve up Mamaw's Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole and they scarf it down.
With broccoli, rice, and cheese in the dish, it hits several of the food groups, too. This recipe has been a family favorite for more than 20 years.
Mamaw's Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole Recipe
- 2-10 oz. packages chopped frozen broccoli
- 3 cups instant rice
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 2 ½ water
- 16 oz. American cheese-stir in gradually
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 bunch celery, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook broccoli until bubbly. Cook instant rice in a separate pan. Melt butter in a skillet, sauté celery and onion in the butter until soft, add salt and pepper.
Combine broccoli, rice, soup and cheese mixture, and celery and onion and pour into a sprayed 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F until bubbly and lightly brown.