Broccoli-Rice Casserole

"I found this recipe in a Dec 1990 Cooking Light magazine. I'm putting it here for safe keeping since it took me years to find the magazine again"
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes until crisp tender.
  • Drain broccoli and plunge into cold water.
  • Drain again and set aside.
  • Melt 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of margarine over medium heat.
  • Sauté onion for 3 minutes or until tender.
  • Add flour and mustard and cook 1 minute stirring constantly with a wire whisk.
  • Gradually add the skim milk while stirring constantly.
  • Cook an additional 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add pepper.
  • Combine the broccoli, milk mixture, rice, cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl; stir well.
  • Spoon into a shallow 2 quart casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Melt remaining teaspoon of margarine and combine with crushed melba toast, sprinkle on top of casserole.
  • Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until heated through.

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  1. MagsMeals
    This was great and I will make it again. I had leftover rice and a big bunch of broccoli to use up. I was looking for something to serve with my pork roast and this was perfect. I used butter instead of margarine, full fat cheddar, and light mayonnaise. I sprinkled a bit of cheese on top instead of the melba toast. Very good!
  2. Kathy228
    Very good dish. I made it as posted except I did not use any low fat ingredients; the broccoli was garden fresh. Used panko crumbs for the topping. I chose this recipe because it is one of the few broccoli-rice casseroles that does not use any canned creamed soup. I definitely will make this again. Thanks for posting it.
  3. WABT6618
    Excellent dish. Very tasty and healthy. Next time, I might even try to add some chicken or turkey to add a little protein to it as well. Thanks for the recipe. It was delicious.
  4. Benthe Danish
    Made for Zingo ZWT4 – Like Sharon, did I only make the recipe for 2, else made exactly as recipe said. Great flavor. I was afraid the broccoli would get to mushy, but had nice texture still. Thanks Shari.
  5. MomLuvs6
    This had great flavor, used the ingredients listed. My family enjoyed this casserole. Goes great as a side dish or can be a meal on its own. Thank You. Made for ZWT 4--Zingo The Mamma Mias!


  1. WiGal
    Definitely a 5 star!! Perfectly delicious, Shari2. Easy,healthy, and attractive. Love the crunchy gratin topping! I used arborio instead of long grain b/c I did not have long grain and that was the only change I made. We enjoyed the hint of mayonnaise. This would be easy to assemble ahead, refrigerate, and then put into the oven. You could also say that it might be a leftover type recipe with the cooked rice. I served ours with Prosciutto, Spinach, and Egg Pies so it was a very nice oven meal and while it was baking, we had a glass of chardonnay. Made for ZWT4 the Flying Dutchess'.


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