Broccoli-Rice Casserole

"Posted for ZWT 2006."
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  • Cook broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes or until crisp tender.
  • Drain and plunge into cold water, drain again and set aside.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon butter/margarine in saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onions and sauté for 3 minutes or until tender.
  • Add flour and mustard; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly.
  • Cook an additional 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in pepper.
  • Combine broccoli and milk mixture, rice, cheese and mayo in a bowl, stir well. Spoon into shallow 2 quart casserole coated with cooking spray.
  • Melt remaining teaspoon butter and combine with cracker/Melba toast crumbs.
  • Sprinkle over mixture.
  • Bake 350°F for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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  1. adopt a greyhound
    Great casserole. Easy to do and great flavors. Served with chicken.
  2. LonghornMama
    Very tasty! I also liked that this version had ingredients I could pronounce. Used a shortcut which worked quite nicely: In the covered casserole dish, added the chopped broccoli and microwaved for 3 mintues on high, no water necessary. Perfectly crisp tender and green, and, since I just added the other ingredients to the cooked broccoli before baking, no extra dish to wash :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  3. *Parsley*
    Takes longer to make than the classic Cheez Whiz/Cr of Mushroom version, but the taste and texture is worth the effort! I used fat free milk and still had great results. Great use for leftover rice....especially from chinese takeout. Thanx for posting!
  4. MsSally
    This was very good. I took it to a pot luck and over half of it was gone. Very easy and yummy. I made as written but used 2% cheddar cheese and light mayo.
  5. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    Just made this devine rice and broccoli dish that made everybody keep coming back for more. Being in the full heat of the summer most people are cooking "cool" dishes, but we felt the need to comforted, and use up our garden broccoli. Very easy recipe, had everything on hand so that made it even more comforting. The cheese, the broccoli the breads crumbs...all tasted wonderful. We love pepper, so I added some red pepper flakes to the topping with the crackers. Yummmm....tasty! Thank you so much, Galley Wench.


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