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Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole

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  • Easy
  • Serves 8
Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole


* 4 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing pan

  • * 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • * 1/4 cup flour
  • * 2 cups milk
  • * 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • * 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and a few cracks fresh black pepper
  • * 2 + 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • * 1/3 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • * 3 cups cooked rice ( I used brown)
  • * 2 -3 cups cooked broccoli florets


  • STEP 1
    Grease a 9x13-inch casserole pan. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • STEP 2
    In a large saucepan melt the butter over low heat; add garlic and saute until fragrant.
  • STEP 3
    Whisk in flour and cook 3-4 minutes, whisking constantly. Slowly whisk in milk, mustard and season with salt and pepper, bring to a simmer 4 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  • STEP 4
    Add 2 cups of cheddar cheese and parmesan; stir until mostly melted; remove from heat.
  • STEP 5
    Stir in rice and broccoli florets, pour into casserole pan, sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over top. Bake 30 minutes until bubbly and lightly golden on top. Allow to set 5 minutes before serving.

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