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Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe

Best Broccoli Rice Casserole

Broccoli Rice Casserole is an all in one dish made with broccoli, rice, and a creamy cheese sauce. It is a perfectly full and satisfying meal, that your family or guests will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli Rice Casserole
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 410kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 6 cups broccoli cut into 1-2 inch pieces; you can also use leftover steamed broccoli
  • 2 cups cooked white rice I used basmati

Cheese Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk whole or light works
  • 1 cup heavy cream light cream works as well
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish and set aside.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat, add butter and melt it. Once melted, add diced onion and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Stir in flour and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Gradually add the milk, stirring it all the time. Next, gradually stir in the cream.
  • Add the dry mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper. Whisk, reduce heat to low and simmer the mixture until thick and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese, sour cream and 1 cup of cheddar cheese, until fully melted.
  • In a large bowl stir together the broccoli, rice, and the sauce ingredients.
  • Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.
  • Top with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is slightly browned.



Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Vitamin C: 82.7mg | Calcium: 451mg | Iron: 1.5mg