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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 139.7
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.0 mg
  • Sodium: 448.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g

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Cheesy Broccoli & Brown Rice Casserole

Submitted by: OPERACHIC


Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 cup dry brown rice (long grain)
    2.5 cups chicken broth, 99% fat free, 50% less sodium (Substitute low sodium vegetable broth to make this vegetarian)
    3 cloves garlic
    1 lb frozen broccoli
    8 oz Velveeta, cut into small cubes

Directions

Bring broth to boil. Mince garlic cloves and add to broth. Add brown rice and stir once. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes until tender.
(Don't peek at rice while it simmers!)
While rice is cooking, thaw broccoli. Chop broccoli finely and set aside.
Add cubed Velveeta and chopped broccoli to hot, cooked rice. Stir to completely combine. (Most of the cheese should melt.)
Scoop rice mixture into a small, ungreased casserole dish and spread evenly.
Bake uncovered in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Makes 10 half-cup servings.


Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OPERACHIC.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Had this for dinner last night with sauted diced red bell pepper and sweet onion added. Used 2% cheddar instead of Velveeta. It was great and look forward to using the recipe as a jumping off point for lots of variations. Thanks. - 2/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a fan of brown rice, but I really enjoyed this recipe. I will definitely make it again. - 12/13/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy to make and the taste was fantastic!! This is a great side dish that is healthy too. - 10/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! One of the best parts was that my family didn't realize that it was brown rice (they don't like brown, and I'm very picky with how I like it). Substituted mild shredded cheddar for the Velveeta. - 7/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    we loved this as a easy side dish. I was soooooo good. Will make it again and again - 6/24/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was hesitant because I'm not huge brocolli fan, but I used the California Blend (Brocolli, Cauliflower, and carrots) I love love it! Can't wait to share with my friends! - 9/19/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think this was very good. I have always liked this type of casserole. I did use the 2% Velveeta. I had a hard time keeping it to one serving though. (but did) - 10/13/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'll leave out the garlic, use real 2% sharp chedder and fresh broccoli, and add grilled boneless skinnless chicken breast. - 12/13/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a fan of processed cheese, so I substituted low-fat Greek yogurt. - 1/22/11

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight for my family and added two poached chicken breasts to it to make it a more complete meal. Everyone in my family (two year olds included!) enjoyed it, even though my hubs added more Velveeta to his. I have to admit, it could be cheesier, but then it would be higher in calories! - 1/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will make this again. Mine is variation using ingrediants on hand: Added chopped onion and carrots to get a few more veggies into my meal. Used shredded cheddar and added some of the chicken broth boiling liquid as I had no Velveeta. - 7/18/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this, my husband not so much. - 12/6/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good! I love broccoli and cheese! - 10/11/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The chicken broth is to cook the brown rice.

    This recipe sounds soooo good. It would be great alongside some roasted chicken. I can't wait to try it out! - 7/7/08

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  • We loved this!!! Next time though I will cut back on the amount of Velveeta. It was veryyy cheesy. Yum! Yum!!! - 9/11/13

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  • This dish was great!! I got half way through the cooking process only to discover I was out of cooking gas so i finished it in the microwave and it was still delicious I also used fresh broccoli and cooked it first instead of frozen. am not a huge fan of wheat rice but the cheese made it yummy!! - 9/16/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    no doubt a good recipe but why include chicken broth? - 5/18/08

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