Broccoli, Rice, and Cheese Casserole

February 25, 2013 in Uncategorized by Penny

A few days ago, my brain and stomach spontaneously decided that they wanted vegetarian comfort food. I immediately thought of a broccoli, rice, and cheese casserole, but I didn’t want to make anything with Cheese Whiz (nasty) and I didn’t want to do anything self-torturous like chopping and sautéing onions.

The older I get, the more I HATE cooking. Everything I make is generally really really simple.

I looked up a few recipes, but I was feeling far too cooking-lazy to follow a stupid recipe.

Because I was being lazy, I threw together my own thing at random.

And guess what?

It be flippin amazing like whoa.  <——– Pennyese

And….it has FOUR ingredients. As in 1-2-3-4. That’s it.

*pats self on back*

So here’s what you need to be a lazy cook like me:

  • 1 can cream of broccoli cheese condensed soup
  • I box of Rice A Roni (the San Francisco treat!)
  • 2 heaping cups of frozen broccoli florets (partially thawed)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

 

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Cook the Rice A Roni (the San Francisco treat! —- Yes, I will do this every time) according to package directions.

Chop up the frozen but partially thawed broccoli florets into bit size pieces. Get a big bowl. Put the broccoli inside the big bowl. (As opposed to putting it on the outside.)

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Dump in the soup.

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This is starting to get really complicated. Please try to keep up. <——-sarcasm

 

Next, add 1 cup of cheddar cheese.

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Once the Rice A Roni (the San Francisco treat!) is finished cooking, dump that in too.

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Mix.

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Put in a baking dish.

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Top with another cup of cheese.

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Cook it until it’s done.

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Salivate.

Get a spoon.

Head on over to pig city. <—–  Pennyese

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Uh huh. You want to swim in it, don’t you?

 

I made this once before, only I didn’t chop the broccoli florets. I left them whole.

See?….

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This is equally as good, but I prefer the broccoli pieces to be a bit more manageable. The also absorb more flavor if chopped up. It’s a extra step, but I recommend doin’ the choppin’.

 

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And guess what??!!!???!

I’ve been watching my calories the last few days, so I did some calculations. Assuming this casserole made 4 servings (those are big servings) each serving would be 400 calories. And that’s an over-estimation. (Over-estimation <—- good grammar <—– sarcasm.) 

 

And that’s it. Tell your friends. 

 

*This recipe has been kid-approved by two children that are named after potatoes. You need no more recommendation than that.