Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Broccoli and Rice Casserole

by Lisa on November 14, 2011

I love a good casserole!  Does anything cry out family meal more than the beloved casserole?  This week I am sharing a new variation on a family favorite.    I think many of us have grown up eating and cooking broccoli and rice casseroles.  This recipe came from the November 2011 issue of Cooking Light and looks so good.  You will want to try it soon.


Broccoli and Rice Casserole

  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (3 1/2 oz) bag boil in bag long-grain rice
  • 3 cups small broccoli florets
  • cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 2 oz light processed cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (1 ox) grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven 375
  2. Combine milk and water in medium saucepan; bring to boil.  Add rice; cook 10 minutes.  Remove rice; keep warm.  Return milk mixture to a simmer.  Add broccoli; cook 5 minutes.  Drain; discard milk mixture.
  3. Heat a Dutch oven over medium- high heat.  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add onion, celery, and bell pepper; saute 5 minutes.  Add cream cheese and processed cheese, stirring until cheese melts.  Remove from heat; stir in rice, broccoli, chicken, salt, and pepper.   Pour into an 8-inch casserole dish which has been prepared with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Do you have a favorite family pleasing casserole?

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Miz Helen November 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Hi Lisa,
I am so happy that you got to attend Women of Faith, it is such a blessing. I got to go this past summer in the Metro Plex, it was awesome. Your casserole looks delicious. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week.
Miz Helen


Liz@PocketChangeGourmet November 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I love how easy casseroles are! Thanks for the recipe and for hosting!


Amanda Larson November 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm

My daughter had just decided that broccoli is her favorite vegetable so I will have to try this, thanks! 🙂


jill@RealFoodForager.com November 15, 2011 at 5:23 am

I shared my amazing GF Cocoa Butter Layer Cake with a how to video.


Carrie @ My Favorite Finds November 15, 2011 at 6:43 am

I love Broccoli Rice Casserole, but my favorite is Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole. It’s topped with stuffing, and is the ultimate comfort food. Thanks for hosting


April @ The 21st Century Housewife November 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

I love casseroles – especially this time of year! I’ve shared one of my slice and bake cookie recipes. They are so versatile – you can even bake them from frozen. Also if you just want a few you can just bake a few so you are not tempted too much! Thank you for hosting, Lisa.


bj November 15, 2011 at 8:47 am

thanks so much for hosting each week.


Heather Bell November 15, 2011 at 9:29 am
gaylene November 15, 2011 at 9:37 am

Thank-you for hosting so we all can share!


The Single Nester November 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

This recipe would be great for next Friday using Thanksgiving leftovers. I linked up my Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole.


Jewels November 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

So blessed to come to your blog! Love your passion and boldness for our LORD! I will be back! I am following you, and thanks for hosting the link party!


Carol@easytobeglutenfree November 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

What a great recipe! I love casseroles!


Kate November 16, 2011 at 9:54 am

Everything looks great this week!!! Can’t wait to try some yummies!


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