Easy Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe | Made From Scratch In 30 Minutes

Broccoli rice casserole in a casserole dish on a wood board with a spoon in the dish.

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This broccoli rice casserole recipe is designed to make your life easier. It's made with simple ingredients like broccoli, rice, and creamy cheese, and yet the results are anything but basic. The best part is that with minimal prep time, you get a casserole fit to feed the entire family!



3 tbsp. Butter

½ cup Onion, diced

3 tbsp. All-Purpose Flour

2 cups Milk

1 tsp. Dry Mustard Powder

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

Salt and pepper

2 tbsp. Cream Cheese

1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded and divided

1 tsp. Paprika Powder

2 cups cooked rice

3 cups Broccoli Florets


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions (or you can use already cooked rice).
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat on the stove and add the butter. Add the onion and cook for around 7 minutes.
  3. Add the flour, dry mustard powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir constantly until it starts to thicken.
  4. Add the milk and mix until everything’s well incorporated.
  5. Add the cream cheese, half of the cheddar cheese, and paprika, and mix well.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F  (180ºC).
  7. Cook the broccoli in a boiling pot of water just until bright green.
  8. Add the broccoli and cooked rice to the cheese mixture and mix well.
  9. Transfer to a baking pan, top with the rest of the cheese, and bake until bubbly - around 10 minutes.


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