My Aunt Joyce gave me this recipe many years ago. It is always on our holiday table. It is similiar to other brocolli casserole recipe's, yet different in the fact that the rice is separate from the cheese. DH teases me because I don't like my food all "mooshed" together. I think the flavors are enhanced when separate. Also, I am giving the amount of butter as I was originally told, it is a shocking amount, feel free to use much less, it will still be great.