Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole



Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Create a comforting and delicious meal with our Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole recipe. This hearty casserole combines the goodness of tender broccoli, fluffy rice, and a creamy, cheesy sauce. It’s the perfect dish for a family dinner or a potluck gathering.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 cup of long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Cook the rice according to package instructions and set it aside.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, or until it turns golden brown.
  4. Gradually whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese, all the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until the cheese is melted and the sauce is well combined.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked rice, broccoli florets, and the cheesy sauce.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese on top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly and the cheese is golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Our Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole is a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for seconds. The creamy, cheesy sauce perfectly complements the tender broccoli and rice. It’s a comfort food classic that’s easy to make and sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g

Create wonderful memories around the table with our Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this dish is a winner. The combination of creamy cheese and wholesome ingredients makes it a hit with kids and adults alike. Enjoy!

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