Green Rice (Broccoli, Cheese, and Rice Casserole)

"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."
photo by Nourished Homestead photo by Nourished Homestead
photo by Nourished Homestead
photo by PanNan photo by PanNan
photo by Leslie photo by Leslie
photo by Leslie photo by Leslie
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  • Saute onion in melted butter.
  • Meanwhile, steam broccoli until tender; drain.
  • Combine all ingredients and bake in covered casserole at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

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  1. PanNan
    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.
  2. chef 138622
    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 :)
  3. GreenCheesee1212
    Really good and easy to make! Thanks!
  4. aprilfl514
    my family loved this. i made it with peper jack to give it some spice.yum yum
  5. djmastermum
    Can't beleive I haven't rate this great recipe.. I make this ften and the kids love this healthy rice dish!



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