Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Description: This comforting and delicious Broccoli and Rice Casserole is a classic dish that combines tender broccoli florets, fluffy rice, and a creamy cheese sauce. Perfect as a side dish or a standalone meal, this casserole is sure to satisfy your taste buds with its rich flavors and hearty texture.


  • 2 cups broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (optional, for topping)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. If using fresh broccoli, steam the broccoli florets until just tender. If using frozen broccoli, thaw according to package instructions.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked rice, steamed broccoli, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onion, and minced garlic.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  5. Pour the creamy mixture over the rice and broccoli mixture, and gently fold until everything is evenly coated.
  6. Transfer the mixture into a greased casserole dish, spreading it out evenly.
  7. If desired, sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top for a crispy crust.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the top is golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving, assuming 6 servings):

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 25g
    • Saturated Fat: 10g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 22g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2g
    • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 10g

Note: Nutrition facts may vary based on specific ingredients used.