Cook broccoli according to package directions; drain. Spoon rice into 9x13 inch baking pan. Place broccoli over rice. Melt butter in a large skillet. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. melted butter over bread crumbs and set aside. In remaining butter, saute onion until soft.
Add flour, salt and pepper, stirring constantly until bubbly. Stir in milk and continue cooking until sauce thickens and bubbles. Cook and stir for 1 minute; add ham and heat through. pour over rice and broccoli. Sprinkle the crumbs over all.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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