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Broccoli Cheese Rice Recipe

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This easy casserole combines broccoli, rice, sweet onions, cheese, and cream of mushroom soup. It is a hand-me-down recipe (affectionately known as Goop) that is always requested for gatherings and potluck dinners. This can be put together hours ahead of time, and just let it rest on the counter until ready to bake. In fact, it will cook faster the longer you let it sit on the counter. It's simple, but quite addictive.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 to 10 servings


  • 1 cup raw long-grain rice (not instant)
  • 4 Tablespoons (1/4 cup or 1/2 stick) butter, melted (liquified, but cool)
  • 2 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 cup diced sweet onions
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
  • 1 soupcan full of water
  • 8 ounces Velveeta (processed cheese food) cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 375 F.

Mix rice and melted butter together in oven-proof casserole (a 3-quart covered casserole or Dutch oven should do it). Mix in broccoli, sweet onions, mushroom soup, water, cheese, and salt until well-combined.

Cover tightly and bake about 1 to 1-1/4 hours in preheated oven, stirring once mid-way through cooking. Cooking time may vary depending on how long mixture sits before baking. The longer it sits, the less cooking time is needed.

Always test rice for doneness before serving. Cooking times vary with different ovens and casserole dishes, and you do not want any surprises. Recipe may be doubled.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Variation: You may also add fresh, peeled raw shrimp or cooked chicken cubes for extra protein.

Note: This can be put together hours ahead of time, and just let rest on the counter until ready to cook. In fact, it will cook faster the longer you let it sit on the counter.
Broccoli Cheese Rice Recipe Photo © 2011 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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I like you recipe., Member Alexandra43

I like broccoli. And I tried your recipe/ Thanks. i'd like to see new recipec for some others kinds of cabbage.

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