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5 from 3 votes

Broccoli Rice Casserole

This Broccoli Rice Casserole is such an easy and delicious side dish. With just 5 minutes of prep time it is perfect for a weeknight meal. Yet the delicious and rich flavor of this broccoli cheese rice casserole makes it the perfect side for ham or top round roast beef recipe at a holiday meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli rice casserole
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 14 ounces frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup milk (I used skim)
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup fried onions


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 by 13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large sauce pan, melt the butter. Add the onion, and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the broccoli, and cook until no longer frozen, about 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli and onion mixture with the seasoning, cream of chicken soup, milk, rice, and cheese. Pour into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Top with the fried onions.  Put into the oven uncovered for 30 minutes.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 0.4mg