Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Rice Casserole
It’s the time of year when folks are looking for more Budget Friendly Meals! In my house it’s important we stay on budget and I’ll bet it is for yours too. Quick and easy meals year round with a simple but effective meal plan keeps us going! This Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Rice Casserole is made with Minute Rice and is a meal that I have literally made for YEARS!
This yummy recipe is something that never gets old, it’s super quick (20 minute quick!), It can also be frozen for a freezer meal AND makes great leftovers. Oh and it’s VERY INEXPENSIVE!
Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Rice Casserole
More 15 Minute Meals
- Quick and Easy Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
- Mashed Potato Burger Stacks
- Super Quick Frozen Hash Brown Potato Soup
- 1 ~ 2 Cups cooked and chopped Chicken
- 6 Cups Cooked Minute® Rice
- 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 Cup Chopped Broccoli
- 1 Cup Milk
- 2 Cups Cheese ~ any kind
- 1/8 tsp. Curry (optional, but ooooh adds that special ingredient)
In a large bowl mix: Cream of Chicken soup, milk, all of cheese but 1/2 cup, broccoli, chicken and curry.. if using.
Right here you can do one of two things for the minute rice broccoli cheese casserole…bake the sauce alone and then top onto Minute® Rice OR bake right on top of precooked Minute® Rice…which is how I cooked it last night. Trust me, either way it’s easy and deelish. It’s really a matter of preference.
Put cooked Minute® Rice into casserole dish. I cook my Minute® Rice in the microwave while I quickly get the other things chopped and stirred. Oh so easy and I don’t even have to monitor it.
Top the broccoli chicken rice casserole with the Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken sauce.
I then add the extra 1/2 cheese .. or more. I also love to top with a little sprinkle of Parmesan/Romano
Now pop it into the oven and bake at 450 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes.
Minute® Rice has been a staple in our pantry for years and years. My kids have loved it forever because it’s all fluffy LOL and I love it because of those super busy nights I need to fix something quick that is wholesome and filling. Since my husband has a Gluten intolerance, I love that the white and the brown rice are both Gluten Free.
You don’t have to just stick with plain white and brown rice either because Minute® Rice now has Minute Multi-Grain Medley with Thai red rice, wild rice and quinoa. These cook up in about 10 min. so they are super fast also.
PIN FOR LATER!
CHEESY BROCCOLI CHICKEN RICE CASSEROLE
- optional Food Processer
- 2 cups cooked and chopped Chicken chop
- 6 cups Cooked Minute® Rice cook
- 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup mix
- 1 cup finely Chopped Broccoli chop
- 1 cup Cup Milk add / mix
- 2 cups grated Cheese ~ any kind add / mix
- 1/8 tsp. Curry ~ optional but tasty! optional
- In a large bowl mix: Cream of Chicken soup, milk, all of cheese but 1/2 cup, broccoli, chicken and curry.. if using
- Cook your Minute® Rice in the microwave while you get the other things chopped and stirred. (you can also cook your rice on the stove top)
- Put cooked Minute® Rice into casserole dish.
- Top with Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken sauce.
- Add the extra 1/2 cheese .. or more. I also love to top with a little sprinkle of Parmesan/Romano
- Bake at 450 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes.
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I just love your Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice dish, it is so comforting. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
Thank you Miz Helen! I hope you a wonderful Mothers Day as well. This little casserole is a great comfort food isn’t it..so yummy and easy 🙂 Thank you for taking time to stop by and have a great week!
I’ve made something similar for years too and like to have casseroles in the freezer however find the rice doesn’t freeze well. Suggestions?
Hi Julie! I usually only freeze the Chicken and Sauce. You are right..the rice doesn’t keep real well BUT I have had success with way under cooking my rice and then freezing a whole casserole. Only with long grain, not the Minute Rice.
This looks great… we make a more homemade dish like this… but this would be wonderful as a back-up last minute meal. Great idea. 🙂
Yes we do a more homemade dish sometimes too..but with our busy schedules the Minute Rice speeds things up in a pinch and it still tastes yummy! Thanks for stopping by!
I love minute rice I use it for my ranch chicken and so many recipes. Thank you
It’s great isn’t it Sara. So quick and no fail! Thanks for stopping by!
I love the sound of this recipe! I can’t wait to try it. Swinging by the Delicious Dish Tuesday link up.
I love quick and easy dishes like this, it sounds delicious! I like both the white and brown Minute Rice.
Me too Joy! Thanks for stopping by!
I like the Minute Rice instant brown grain rice.
Made this for my husband one night and needless to say it’s on the menu again this week. Thank you, it was very easy and most of all delicious!!
have to make this soon! Looks Delish! But will you share where you got the bowl your using here??? I need this in my life.