This morning I made this Broccoli Rice Casserole to take to our church's 5th Sunday covered dish luncheon. This is an old, old recipe that has been around forever, but I thought I'd share it with you in case you've forgotten about it.
I used the last of the fresh broccoli from our garden, but you can use a package of frozen broccoli.
Here's mine all cooked and chopped, but if you're using frozen broccoli, just thaw it.
You will need 2 cups of cooked white rice. I always cook my rice in this steamer, and it turns out perfectly.
While the rice is cooking, saute ½ cup each of onion and celery in butter.
Here is the ingredient that makes this casserole-Cheez Whiz! I used the 15 ounce size because I like the casserole to be nice and cheesy.
Put the Cheez Whiz in a large bowl along with a can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 can of chopped mushrooms, and ½ cup water. Mix it all together and then add the celery, onions, rice, and broccoli.
Combine everything together and pour into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
The casserole disappeared quickly at our church luncheon today!
We make this every Christmas. Our recipe doesn't have mushrooms and uses cream of celery soup instead of cream of mushroom. You are right. The Cheese Whiz is the secret ingredient!
Love this casserole. Make it every Christmas. My recipe is so old, it says use a 39¢ Jar of Cheese Whiz which is the small jar ... does that tell you how long I have been making this?
Yum!! I love casseroles. I need to add this to my to do list.
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It's been years since I had this! It looks yummy!
yum..thanks for this! I have never used chez whiz..way easier than I make...I am going to try this..my kids all like broccoli
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That sounds delicious and sooo perfect for this time of year! Visiting from the Cozy Home Party. Have a good week!
Sounds so yummy! I am going to make that. I'll bet it is a success at the Church Dinners....
This is one of my favorite Christmas dishes also. In fact, a family friend says the recipe is so good he likes it as an appetizer with scoops. I haven't been using my steamer for rice but this blog prompts me to bring mine out too. Thanks for the blog Jane it is always an eye opener. Jean
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No wonder your casserole disappeared so quickly, it looks so delicious!..Thanks for the recipe! Have a wonderful day!
I have made this casserole several times lately. We have had a bumper crop of broccoli this year!
Glad that you posted this, I haven't made it in such a long time! My daughter loved it when she was little! Thanks for the reminder!!
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A family friend serves this every year at our annual Christmas party. It's always a hit. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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I really love this one, but I haven't had in a really long time.
Jane, your post is so timely, I just bought a big bunch of broccoli and was thinking of how to prepare it. I have everything I need to make this except the Cheez Whiz! I will buy a jar tomorrow. xo
My family loves this dish. We had it for every special occasion when I was growing up. I confess I haven't made it in years. Putting Cheese Whiz on the grocery list!
Looks so yummy and you are getting so creative with the clickable, printable version.
One of our favortie Christmas dishes is my Mom's broccoli casserole. It does not have rice, so I guess I will have to try it!
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This looks really good and can serve a crowd... I also enjoy making casseroles in advance and then I get to spend more time with my family when they visit!! I will have to try this one!
Thank you for sharing...
Have a great evening!
All the Best,
Jane- I have not made this in forever. My kids loved it when they were little and I'll bet my grandkids w0uld love it too! xo Diana