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Broccoli-Rice Casserole

Broccoli-Rice Casserole from Table for Seven

That’s right! Veggies again. Again! My mom will be so proud. 🙂

Of course, this vegetable dish is from my house, so, cheese is required. There are some vegetable-eating children in my family. My oldest loves broccoli, really,adores it. She can just snack on it like a cracker.

So, a hunt for a broccoli dish that everyone will like was on. Everything I came across included a can of cream of mushroom soup. Well, broccoli is OK, but, mushroom soup from a can? It just sounds ugh. But, there was hope.

This recipe does not have the slightest trace of mushroom soup in it and you won’t miss it!

We have 👉 cheese, rice and of course, broccoli!

This makes a great side dish or add some chicken and make it a meal.

Yield: Serves: 4-6

Broccoli-Rice Casserole

Broccoli-Rice Casserole from Table for Seven

No canned soup needed for this cheesy dish!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen broccoli, stems and florets, stemmed
  • 1/2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 12-oz evaporated milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • salt/pepper, to taste preference
  • garlic powder, to taste preference


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 in baking dish.
  2. Steam broccoli until tender, but, still bright green. Pour lemon juice over broccoli and mix.
  3. In a skillet or saucepan, melt butter. Add onions and celery. Saute until soft. Stir in flour and cook for about minute. Whisk in evaporated milk. Cook until thickened. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Stir in 1-1/2 cups of cheese. Stir until melted.
  5. Combine, cooked rice, broccoli and cheese sauce. Pour into prepared dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  6. Bake 20-30 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 579Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 691mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 6gSugar: 13gProtein: 28g

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Sunday 27th of October 2019


Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

Tuesday 5th of March 2013

Healthy and yummy! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!


Tuesday 5th of March 2013

Thanks Chandra!


Sunday 3rd of March 2013

its cauliflower right not brocoli??


Sunday 3rd of March 2013

Hi Dina- Nope, it's broccoli..just pretty well chopped up for my green-veggie fearing kids :) You probably could use cauliflower if you would like though..let me know if you give it a try!

Anita at Hungry Couple

Friday 1st of March 2013 cheesy, creamy rice - even with broccoli in it! :)


Saturday 2nd of March 2013

Thanks Anita!

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