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Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipes

December 20, 2004

I came up with this combination for broccoli rice casserole for a holiday potluck party for work. We have several vegetarians, plus one allergy to egg, one to corn and one to wheat. This is the altered result. It would probably be easiest to divide this into approximate thirds for smaller groups.

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Holiday Broccoli Rice Casserole Feeds 30-40 (no egg, no wheat, no meat, no corn)

Ingredients:

    • 3 cups uncooked Uncle Ben's rice
    • 6 3/4 cups water
    • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
    • 1 cube vegetable bullion

    • 3 10-3/4 oz cans Campbell's cream of mushroom soup
    • 1 lb (16 oz) velveeta cheese
    • 1 8 oz. package Kroger brand double pizza cheese

    • 2 medium onions, chopped
    • 1 whole bunch of celery, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon rubbed sage

    • 1 28 oz package frozen chopped broccoli (cooked)

Directions:

  1. Heat water with salt and 1 vegetable bullion cube and butter or margarine to boiling. Add rice, cover with tight fitting lid, return to boil, then turn down to simmer for 20-25 minutes or all water is absorbed.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick dutch oven, begin heating 3 cans cream of mushroom soup over medium heat and add cubes of velveeta cheese. Stir often until cheese is melted. Then add package of pizza cheese and half and half. Stir well and heat until all cheese is melted.

  3. Meanwhile, in separate skillet, melt butter or margarine (approx. 3 tablespoons). Add sage, chopped onion and chopped celery. Saute until vegetables are just tender, then stir into the pot with soups and melted cheeses.

  4. Using the same skillet from onion/celery, add about a cup of water, and whole package or broccoli, cover and bring to boil. Simmer 5 minutes or just until tender.

  5. While broccoli is cooking, add cooked rice to soups, etc. Stir well and keep on medium-low heat. When broccoli is cooked, drain very well and fold into soups, cheeses, etc. Serve now in a bowl or place in heatable casserole dish to take a party.

  6. . If you wish, crush some herbed seasoned bread dressing cubes and sprinkle on top as "garnish" and extra flavor. Would not be wheat free then.

By Lynn

Editor's Note: It has been noted by many people that Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup is not wheat/corn free. There may be other brands that are better for this. As with any food allergies, check the labels carefully.

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February 8, 2007

Several recipes for Broccoli Rice Casserole.

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Cook broccoli as directed on package. Drain well. Brown celery and onion in butter. Add the soups and cheese and stir well. Place rice in bottom of casserole and stir in soup mixture.

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December 7, 2009

Easy to make and like comfort food. Cook the brown rice in the chicken broth until done. Drain and save broth. Saute onion and garlic.

casserole in dish

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix the soup, Cheese Whiz, rice and mushrooms together. Stir the broccoli into the mixture.

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January 14, 2009

This is one of our favorite side dishes. Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain. Saute onions in butter until soft but not brown. Stir in rice, soup and broccoli. Turn into a buttered shallow 1 1/2 qt. casserole.

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Cook rice, water and salt 15 minutes. drain. Cook broccoli and drain. Brown onion and celery in 2 tablespoons butter. Add Cheez Whiz, soup and milk. Blend all together and bake at 350 degree F for 40 minutes.

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December 4, 2008
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Cook unopened broccoli in microwave for 4-5 minutes, turning over after 2 minutes. Drain broccoli, separate stalks and set aside. Combine next 6 ingredients in large microwave dish. Cook for 2-5 minutes or until cheese melts.

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November 17, 2010

Saute' onions and celery in margarine; add Cheese Whiz, broccoli, soup, milk and rice. Stir well. Pour into shallow, greased casserole.

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