I mixed the cheese sauce and rice together before baking. Added a good dose of salt and pepper, and sprinkled sharp cheddar on top. Very creamy. Thanks for sharing.
Great casserole! My mom made a very similar one in the microwave and it had a can of chicken breast in it. I did use brown rice instead of the white and loved the bit of crunch from the celery. Next time I will add more Chez Whiz or throw in some shredded cheddar cheese for a little more cheese flavor. This will be a family favorite for sure!
Wow! What memories. This is the broccoli and rice casserole that my mother always made. I remember the first time she made it because I'd never seen Cheez Whiz before then. It's been made dozens of times since and is still hard to beat.
My X-SIL would make this all the time and I fell in love with it. I remember her using the cheese whiz and thought "what was she thinking", but it comes out so yummy!! Thanks for posting!!
my mom made this as a special dish for thanksgiving or easter when we were kids. i always remember it having finely chopped water chestnuts in it for that added bit of crunch and flav. other than that what a totally classic dish!