Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are so yummy, and easy to make too, a favorite in my house for a long time, they make a great snack or a main meal, served with a side salad. If desired the recipe may be doubled without any problem, it's a good idea to prepare a double batch of these, cause they won't last long!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup uncooked instant rice (Minute Rice is good)
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen cut broccoli in cheese sauce, thawed (I use Green Giant brand)
  • 14 cup grated parmesan cheese (or to taste)
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (Pillsbury is good)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon melted butter or 1 -2 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  3. Cook the rice in 1/2 cup water as directed on the package.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the cooked rice, broccoli in cheese sauce, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and pepper; mix well.
  5. Separate the dough into 4 rectangles.
  6. Firmly press perforations to seal.
  7. Press each to form a 6x3-inch rectangle.
  8. Mound generous 1/3 cup of broccoli mixture evenly onto one end of each dough rectangle.
  9. Fold and strech dough over the filling; press the edges to seal well (squares will be very full).
  10. With a fork, crimp the edges.
  11. Place on a cookie sheet.
  12. Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with 2 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese.
  13. Bake for 19-24 minutes, or until golden brown.
  14. ***NOTE***to quickly thaw frozen broccoli package, cut small slit in the center pouch; microwave on HIGH for 2-3 minutes, or until thawed.


Most Helpful

These were made for DD who enjoyed them a lot but would have preferred a different (more savory) pastry. We used Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Also, I used frozen broccoli which I mixed with cheese sauce. I'll definitely be making this again and experimenting with different pastries.

Dreamer in Ontario May 05, 2010

Followed your recipe right on down just to get their intended taste & wasn't disappointed ~ Absolutely great in every way, right down to the final morsel! Would be satisfying for any meal, & I plan to try them every which way! Thanks so much for posting this keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Zaar Stars Tag Game]

Sydney Mike October 23, 2008

So much better than hot pockets. Next time I'll try this with breakfast ingredients.

ChunkyPorkChops October 15, 2006

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