Cheesy Broccoli & Brown Rice Casserole

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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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Number of Servings: 10


    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


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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    5 of 5 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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    Very Good
    4 of 5 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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    4 of 4 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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    4 of 4 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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    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