This is an Awesome Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe that will Make You Want More every single time.
This was always one of my favorite things about the holidays. My mom would always make this because it was easy. She took it to every family Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthday – You name it.
I’ll be honest. I missed this broccoli rice casserole recipe whenever we didn’t make a holiday with my mom. So, I had to steal her recipe and make it myself.
This is an Awesome Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe that will make you want seconds every time. Believe me when I tell you that just one helping won’t cut it. This casserole is as good or better than good ol’ mac ‘n cheese.
I’m sharing this recipe with you today as a tribute to my mom’s easy go-to recipe for a side dish or casserole.
In this post, I’ll share:
– Ingredients and directions for how to make my mom’s amazing broccoli rice casserole recipe.
– Ways you can share this casserole with others so you don’t eat it all yourself.
– Nutrition facts and reasons why you should eat it all yourself.
Have I convinced you yet that this is the best broccoli rice casserole recipe in all the land? Well, read on, my friend. I will tell you so much more about how to make this amazing treat.
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Ingredients You’ll Need
- Regular Sized Package of Frozen Broccoli
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 1 Cup Minute Rice
- 8 oz can Celery Soup
- 8 oz of Velveeta or other melting cheese.
How to Make This Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe
The first step is to cook the broccoli. Put the entire package into a sauce pan with about 1 cup of water and the 1 stick of butter. Bring it to a boil and then remove it from heat.
Next, immediately add in the Minute Rice, celery soup and cheese. If you have a little milk on hand, you can put a little into your empty soup can to rinse out the can of soup into the mix. This will make it a little more creamier. Stir together and pile into a lightly greased baking dish.
Bake the casserole at 325 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
What kind of baking dish?
For as long as I can remember, we made this casserole in a glass 9X13 baking dish. This recipe will fill that size very well. You need to spray the glass baking dish very lightly before you put the casserole in.
Then, once the casserole is baked, it’s ready to be served or covered to take along to any get together. You can also freeze it for later enjoyment. It freezes very well.
The other type of pan you could use is a jumbo muffin tin pan for single servings. Remember when I was teasing you before about how you could eat it all yourself. This is it – Just make single servings with a jumbo muffin tin.
Lightly spray your muffin tin with a cooking spray and fill the muffin spots with casserole. Then, you can easily take them out after it’s baked. The cheese will help it to stick together well. You’ll know it’s done when the broccoli, rice and cheese is a light brown.
This broccoli rice casserole recipe can be a meal in itself!
This Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe is Good For You!
Broccoli is a vegetable loaded with vitamins and minerals that you need to have in your diet. And rice is a carbohydrate that gives you energy as well. The rice in this recipe is long grain so it has all the things you need in your diet.
The celery soup and velveeta are the questionable items in this casserole. However, there’s ways to tweak it to make it a little better for you.
First, make sure to get the heart healthy version of the celery soup. I have it linked above. I also have a healthier Keto-friendly version of cheese for you to try instead of velveeta. And you can definitely substitute any of your favorite melting cheese in this recipe.
Finally, you can add in either some mushrooms or water chestnuts for a little more crunch and a lot more nutrition.
Enjoy Broccoli Rice Casserole Anytime of Year
When you try this broccoli rice casserole recipe, I think you’re going to want to make it again and again. If you’re like me, you will want to!
For me, it’s always been a holiday recipe. However, we also enjoy it during winter as a comfort food as well as a side with a grilled hamburger in the summer time.
More importantly, this recipe should be shared with anyone and everyone! It’s easy and delicious, making it a very popular one. So, I hope that this has helped you to find a great recipe to use when you’re stumped for time and don’t know what in the world to make. Take my mom (and my) advice – This is the one to make.