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



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.)



Dump in the soup.


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


Next, add 1 cup of cheddar cheese.



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





Put in a baking dish.


Top with another cup of cheese.


Cook it until it’s done.



Get a spoon.

Head on over to pig city. <—–  Pennyese



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.



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’.



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.