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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Cheesy rice and broccoli casserole is the epitome of comfort food: creamy, cheesy in the middle and crispy on top. So yum!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • large pot
  • large sauce pan
  • 9 x 13 Baking Dish


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil or butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 package frozen, chopped broccoli
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 8 oz. Cheez Whiz
  • butter to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crispy onions, sprinkled on top optional


  • Boil water in a large pot, per the rice instructions. Make 2 cups of rice according to package.
  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Wash and dry produce.
  • Chop onion and celery.
  • In large pot, thaw broccoli in boiling water, according to package.
  • In a large sauce pan, add a drizzle of oil. Sauté onion and celery together until softened, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, soup, milk, Cheez Whiz, rice, salt and pepper to the sauce pan. Stir until well mixed.
  • Turn mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish.
  • Add pats of butter (to taste) to the top of the casserole OR optional crispy onions.
  • Bake at 350º for 30-40 minutes until brown and bubbly on top.
Keyword side dish