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Cheesy Broccoli-Rice Bake

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 8
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Cheesy broccoli-rice bake ready in less than an hour. Perfect for a delicious side dish!

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2
cups water
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
loaf (16 oz. box) VELVEETA™ Original Cheese, cut into cubes
1
can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
2/3
cup milk
1/4
teaspoon pepper, if desired
2
cups fresh broccoli florets (1/2 inch)
1
cup fine soft bread crumbs (about 1 1/2 slices bread)
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in cheese, soup, milk and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Stir in broccoli and rice. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon melted butter; sprinkle over rice mixture.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until light brown on top and bubbly around edges.

Expert Tips

Try this super recipe as a side dish with your favorite vegetarian burgers.

Lighter Cheesy Broccoli-Rice Bake: For 9 grams of fat and 275 calories per serving, omit 1 tablespoon butter for cooking onion; spray skillet with cooking spray. Use reduced-fat prepared cheese product loaf, condensed 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup and fat-free (skim) milk.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
337.3
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7.9g
12%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
16%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
9.7mg
3%
Sodium
605.2mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
56.4g
19%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
5.6g
Protein
10.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
29.60%
30%
Calcium
13%
13%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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