Thursday, May 13, 2010

cheesy side dish

For some unknown reason I have always struggled with making broccoli rice cheese casserole.

The rice is never done, or the cheese just doesn't taste right, or the broccoli is too crunchy.  
I get frustrated every stinkin' time.  




Until this last time....

I think I got it down.  
Thanks to my Auntie.  


 She gave me the best tip ever!  Use cheese soup.



I mix it all up right in the baking dish...1 cup of brown rice, cheese soup, and a 1/2 can of water.


then I add the cooked, chopped broccoli.



then I bake it at 350 for about 50 minutes...



finally I top the warm yummyness with shredded cheddar cheese, 
and broil just until the cheese is lightly browned.


success!


14 comments:

shortmama said...

Yum that looks sooooo good!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

i have always thought the same thing....hmmm will def have to try this next week w/our grilled chicken for the menu! thank!

natalie @ stickles family blog said...

i can't wait to try this!!!

Hattie said...

Woohoo! That looks good! I wish I could make this, but I'm the only one that eats it in our house and I'd probably eat the whole thing. Ha!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

oh yumm! this is a great idea. i honestly never knew there was such a thing as cheese soup!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yum! I've never made this, but my sister makes it all the time.

Ruth said...

Yummy! That looks super good and super easy!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Super yummy! Just at chicken and you've got yourself a meal!!! We ate that tonight and it was soooooooooo good! Thanks for the tips!!!

Meant to be a mom said...

I absolutely love cheddar broccoli rice casserole! Yum. I bet you are so excited it tastes right now. I've never made it, but I will do it this way now. It sounds like it doesn't take long at all.

Heather said...

YUM!! I love broccoli!! Maybe my kids would eat it better covered in cheese! :)

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! It looks perfect!!!

Kim said...

Yum!! That looks so yummy!! I'm getting hungry...is it lunch time yet? ;)

Crystal Escobar said...

oooh, that looks yummy!

bethanyt said...

this looks absolutely delicious! i'm getting hungry just looking at it! i'll def have to try! thanks for stopping by my blog! nice to 'meet' ya :)