Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

A cheesy yet crunchy option that the whole family will love! Even though it’s just me and my husband, we don’t mind having this for leftovers for the next night. It’s still just as delicious the second time around!

This is a fairly easy casserole to throw together. Effortless meals are the best!

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Next, spray the inside of a 9″x13″ cooking dish and set aside.

Saute chopped onions until transparent and scoop into dish. Next, cut florets off of the heads of broccoli and boil them for 3 minutes. Drain in a coulinder then place into dish along with the onions.

Add two cans of cream of mushroom soup, canned chicken, prepared instant rice, cheese, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir until well mixed.
*** Note: Some people like to use cream of chicken instead of cream of mushroom. The taste preference is up to you!

Now for the crunch! In a blender, blend about 15 Ritz crackers until small and crumbly.

In a sauce pan, melt butter and add cracker crumbs until well saturated and toasted brown. Sprinkle the buttery and browned cracker crumbs on top.

Bake in oven for 35 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.

Then voila, enjoy! From my heart to yours ❤

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 c. onion, chopped
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 heads of broccoli (2 c.)
2 10oz. cans of cream of mushroom soup (or cream of chicken)
2 12.5oz. cans of chicken
2 c. instant rice, prepared
2. cheddar cheese, grated
3 tbsp. butter
1/2 c. Ritz cracker, crumbly
1/8 tbsp. minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the inside of 9″x13″ cooking dish with cooking spray.
2. Cook chopped onion in olive oil until transparent. Place into cooking dish.
3. Chop florets off of broccoli heads. Boil florets for 3 minutes. Drain and add to dish.
4. Add cans of cream of mushroom soup, prepared rice, cheddar cheese, minced garlic, and salt and pepper. Stir until well mixed.
5. In a blender, blend Ritz crackers until crumbly.
6. In a sauce pan, melt butter. Add cracker crumbs until well saturated and toasted brown. Sprinkle on top.

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