Photo: Melissa Springer
8 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

The E-Care group prepares up to a dozen batches of a similar side dish at a time to freeze and deliver to church members. We added cooked rice to make it more substantial, plus a sprinkling of breadcrumbs for a little crunch. Thaw a frozen casserole in the refrigerator before baking.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer. Add cheese; stir until melted. Remove from heat; stir in cooked rice and broccoli. Transfer broccoli mixture to an 11 x 7–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Step 3

Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1/2 cup. Sprinkle broccoli mixture with breadcrumbs. Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

jazimmerman87's Review

January 19, 2014
I made this the first time according to the recipe, and I agree with the other reviewers that it was pretty bland. However, I made it a second time, but I added about 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard and sprinkled monterrey jack cheese on it under the breadcrumbs before putting it in the oven, and I must say, it was much better the second time around.

Kimmi465's Review

December 01, 2013

Lamb12345's Review

July 25, 2013
Added a little more pepper and some garlic but thought this was great. There are lots more veggies than rice and it tricks you into eating lots of broccoli. My 2 year old loved it as well as my husband. Will make again!

ValentineGal's Review

March 01, 2013

gracie5107's Review

December 06, 2009
This is a traditional casserole your grandmother would make. A little bland for my taste, but definitely a comfort dish.

judithrus's Review

December 24, 2008
I made this dish for Christmas Eve and froze it in advance. It was a little watery after baking but still had good flavor. I agree it is a little bland but it is a good comfort dish.

winegirl308's Review

December 21, 2008
I splurged and used really good swiss cheese. I also added a little salt and pepper. The recipe was super quick and easy. I might add onions or sauteed mushroom diced up the next time, double it and freeze one. Nice comfort food option.

KelliOster's Review

December 13, 2008
Rather bland; needs some additional seasonings. I will try this again, but will add some garlic and minced onion.

CoolBeans's Review

November 22, 2008