Broccoli & Rice Casserole

"This is so very delicious. Its always a favorite even if you don't like broccoli. Give it a try. You won't be sorry. My mother in-law gave this recipe to me and I can never make or eat enough of it."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • In a small saute pan melt the margarine and saute a small onion until it's soft but not brown.
  • If not using onion you will still need the butter.
  • In a large saucepan melt the cheese wiz, then add cream of mushroom soup, sugar, salt, pepper, milk and onion. Bring to a simmer.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan cook the rice as directed on package, Drain.
  • Meanwhile, Separate large broccoli florets into bite size or smaller pieces.
  • If using stalks, chop them in a food processor.
  • Add the florets and the rice to the cheese mix and stir until well combined.
  • Pour into a large pan, (10x14x2 cake pan would do) Put in oven at 350 degrees for 30 min or until golden brown.
  • Substitutions:* substitute 1 t onion powder for 1 small onion** Substitute 2 T Splenda for 2 T sugar to make this diabetic friendly and doesn't change the taste what-so-ever.

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  1. Very tasty side dish, good for a large family or if you have people over. You need quite a large pan to make the full recipe, I had to use a shallow roasting dish, but it turned out well. This is a really nice warming, winter dish but I would eat it any time of the year!
  2. This is one of those comfort recipes for me! I omitted the sugar, halved the butter and added an additional box of broccoli. Thanks for reminding me of home!
  3. This was very tasty! I was unsure of how much broccoli to use. I didn't know if small box was the size or a large bag. I had to use fresh broccoli so I used about 3/4 of a bunch, guessing at the ounce amount. Next time i might not add the sugar as it was just a tad sweet, for me, but overall everyone loved it. THANKS!
  4. Thanks for the recipe, we loved it. I made only 1/3 of it for my family and added a stalk of celery to the saute pan with the onion.
  5. Double the recipe for about 60 people at my Halloween Party and everyone loved it. Easy to make, and tasted great!


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