Thursday, January 26, 2017

Broccoli Cheese and Rice Casserole

Here's a delicious Side Dish Casserole.
If you have leftovers Bake it in an Acorn or Butternut Squash.

Broccoli/Cheese/Rice Casserole

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
9" X 13" Baking Pan sprayed with a Vegetable Cooking Spray.

6 C Fresh Broccoli Florets.
2 C Cooked White or Brown Rice
3 TBS Butter
1 C Diced Onion
3 TBS Flour
2 C Whole Milk
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Dried Mustard
1/2 tsp Paprika
3 TBS Cream Cheese
2 C Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided

In a Skillet on Medium Heat:
Butter until melted.
Sautée 3-5 minutes.

Garlic Powder
Stir well for 2 minutes.

Milk Slowly.
Whisking constantly.
When it begins to thicken, remove from heat.

Dry Mustard
Cream Cheese
1 1/2 C Cheddar Cheese
Mix well until Cheese Melts.

In a Saucepan on Medium Heat:
Cover with water.
Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. It should be just under cooked. It will continue to cook in the oven.

In a Large Mixing Bowl:
Cooked Rice
Cheese Sauce
Gently stir to mix well.

Spoon into the Baking Pan.
Top evenly with remaining Cheese.
Bake for 35 - 45 minutes until golden brown.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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