Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole Recipe

This creamy broccoli cheese rice casserole by Simply Mama Cooks on YouTube is a great dinner or holiday side. This recipe has all of my favorite ingredients in one, and it’s a great way to get your kids or anyone to eat their green vegetables. I love cheesy rice so it’s nice to see all of the ingredients mixed all into one dish. Everything is made from scratch and the chicken mushroom cream sauce is packed with flavors that the broccoli rice will be smothered in.


  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 cup long-grain rice (rinsed)
  • 1/2 small onion (diced)
  • 1 celery stick (diced)
  • 1 to 2 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp chicken bouillon powder
  • 10 oz  frozen chopped broccoli (thawed)
  • 4 oz American processed cheese
  • 4 to 6 oz  sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • * buttered 2.7 Quart baking dish or 8″ x 12″

Cream Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 8 oz mushrooms (diced)
  • 2 Tbsp (28 g) unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp ( 27 to 30 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp (10 to 14 g) chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 1/2 cups  (375 ml) water
  • 1 cup (236.5 ml)  heavy cream


First, in a preheated pot, dump the prewashed rice with the cooking oil. Toast the rice for about 5 minutes over medium to medium-low heat. Add the chopped onions and celery. Cook until the onions are transluscent. Add the chicken broth to the pot, and let it simmer with a lid on top. Lower the heat and let it cook for about 18 minutes.

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Next, continue to watch Simply Mama Cooks tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details. Once finished and mixed all together, transfer the broccoli cheese rice into a buttered baking dish, and bake at 375F covered with foil for 25 minutes. Then, uncover and let it bake for another 15-20 minutes.

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Overall, I would love to make this creamy broccoli cheese rice casserole. It’s such a simple dish to make if you need a quick dinner side dish to go along with your main course.

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