By A Messy Cook on February 06, 2006
Photo by vigilant20
Photo by vigilant20
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (134 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Really good and easy to make! Thanks!"
"my family loved this. i made it with peper jack to give it some spice.yum yum"
"Can't beleive I haven't rate this great recipe.. I make this ften and the kids love this healthy rice dish!"
"OK, this was good. I used a can of cream of celery soup (healthy request variety) with a tiny bit of milk added to just thin it slightly. I also cut down on the baking time...to 20-25 minutes. I added some onion powder and garlic powder and a little bit of creole seasoning to the onion when I sauteed it. It turned out quite well and wasn't dry at all. Thanks for posting!"
"I was very excited to try this recipe. But was disappointed. This was very dry and bland."
"as the recipe stands, i give it 3 stars. but if you just add your own flavor it's definitely a 4. i added garlic salt, pepper & a dash of nutmeg. it probably needs a little something else too, but i'm not sure what. i needed it asap, so i didn't bake it, and it was fine in the skillet. i pretty much just dumped in the ingredients, eyeballing the proportions. i sauteed the rice in the butter, added nuked frozen broccoli, dumped in shredded cheddar, low fat milk and the spices. i imagine if yours came out dry, just add more milk. mmm good!"
"Ok I'm not sure what happened the first time, must have pushed a wrong button. Like I was saying something simple and quick that the kids will like. I used 1 can of cream of chicken soup instead of the low-fat milk.(10 3/4 ounces) I used a whole bag of mild cheddar (8 ounces). I also decided to add some parmesan cheese to the blend. I didn't think it need to be baked so I skipped that step altogether."
"This was pretty good. I had to add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the mix because it was a bit bland. I also added about another 3 ounces of cream soup (recipe #18803) because it seemed a bit dry. Used three Tbsp nutritional yeast to replace the cheese (dairy allergy) but I think I'll try four next time. I encourage anyone to try the nutritional yeast as a sub because it's super good for you (tons of B vitamins) and cuts out all of the calories of cheese! Thanks messy, the kids will demand it again!"
"I packed this as the main dish in my bento today. It wasn't bad alone, and just a simple sprinkle of salt brought out a lot of flavor."
"Listen, I'm not going to write home about this. It was okay. I just ate 2 bowls. I don't think it needed to go in the oven at all, truth be told. If it doesn't go in the oven I don't see how it could possibly be dry. It was somethign that my 2 year old ate with gusto, which is nice. I used 2 cups of rice and feel that I could have gone more gung ho with the broccoli, though I had probably closer to 3 cups, though I had cut it up finely. I used a mixture of mozerella and cheddar cheeses, and a regular milk that I had on hand. I also used garlic, thinking that it might need an extra "kick". But I sauteed the garlic first, which I don't think I would do again. Maybe put it in fresh, cause I just couldn't taste it. I feel like the flavors got lost in all that rice. 1 cup (of rice) would have been sufficient for all of the other stuff. I also seasoned with salt and pepper and I think I would use more next time. But, I don't know, this just wasn't a "wow" recipe. Not very flavorful and I"m not sure how to make it more flavorful. But like I said, my daughter ate it and my husband also enjoyed it. If I can think of a way to get some more flavor in there, I will definately make it again."
"I liked this hardy dish - it was plain but good. I would make it again but I guess I reserve 4 and 5 stars for WOW recipes. Thank you."
"I used uncooked rice & added 1c. each of water & milk I think I added some leftover cauliflower to it also dh loved it will be in my cook book"
"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."
"Just delicious, we really loved this recipe. I scaled it down in half and made it as written and it turned out perfect. Even my 6 year old like it! Thanks Messy Cook!"
"We loved this recipe! Since there are only two of us this makes enough for freezing and will make a quick side dish (or main course by adding chicken, etc.) later."
"We found this recipe to be what we call a "Good Base" It needed some changes but overall was good. We found that 2C of broccoli was not enough a 14 oz bag ( frozen ) would have worked better for us ( when using frozen broccoli don't cook it first , let it cook during the baking ). 2/3C cheese was also not enough we are going to be adding 2C next time. Otherwise it was a great way to use up leftover brown rice. This recipe will be going into our family's dinner rotation :)"