Green Rice (Broccoli, Cheese, and Rice Casserole)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by A Messy Cook

When I was younger, I didn’t like broccoli, but I sure loved this casserole! I requested “green rice” all the time. Maybe it was because of all the cheese :) This is a good way to get veggies, whole grains, and calcium into picky kids’ mouths! Can either be a vegetarian main dish or a side dish.

Top Review by PanNan

At the last minute I discovered I was out of brown rice, so substituted white rice. I loved the fact that it was a healthier version of broccoli rice casserole, and didn't rely on the typical creamed soups and Cheez Whiz. The only thing that prevented me from giving it a full five stars is that it was a little on the dry side for our taste. In the future I think I'll add flour to the sauteed onions and butter and make a white sauce with a little more milk, and then add the cheese to that to melt - so that it's a bit creamer. Overall, a very good recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in melted butter.
  2. Meanwhile, steam broccoli until tender; drain.
  3. Combine all ingredients and bake in covered casserole at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

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