No canned soup or cheese whiz needed for this one, but still easy to make! You could substitute 4 cups frozen broccoli flowerets, just cook them and break them up more.
- 3 cups hot cooked rice (white or brown)
- 1 bunch broccoli, washed and broken into very small flowerets (should be 4 cups after cooking)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 -2 1⁄4 cups low-fat milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cups shredded extra sharp white cheddar cheese (or sharp or regualar)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease/spray a casserole dish; set aside.
- Place your 3 cups hot cooked rice in a large bowl and set aside.
- Steam/microwave the broccoli flowerets until fork-tender; drain (you should have 4 cups cooked flowerets) and place in bowl with hot cooked rice; set a side.
- In a small saucepan, over med-low heat, melt butter; add onion and saute for about 3-4 minutes. Add in milk and beaten egg; stir well. Add in the cheese, salt, pepper and paprika. Continue to cook, stirring often, until cheese is melted. Pour this mixture over broccoli and rice in the large bowl. Stir together well to evenly coat.
- Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes.
I steamed the broccoli and used brown rice. Used a leek and the sharp cheddar; added 1/2 tsp salt. We felt it was good, but needed more flavor. This would be great with some more added seasoning, maybe fresh garlic and more salt? Made for Kid Friendly tag.
very good and easy. love that it did not include any canned soup. I sprinkled more cheddar on top and broiled for a minute or two, yummy! In the future I would consider some mushrooms and cauliflower. Husband loved it too.
Really easy & loved the fact that no canned soups were used, makes a lot so we had it for sides 2 nights. I also added some mushroom to ours.