Broccoli Rice Casserole

Broccoli Rice Casserole
Broccoli Rice Casserole

Make: Simply Rice
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Simply RiceSimply Rice

While the Rice is cooking, you can make:
Cheese Sauce
(with slivered almonds)

Cashew/Almond Cheese SauceCashew/Almond Cheese Sauce

Set the Cheese Sauce aside.

1 c finely diced celery
1/4 t salt
1 c water
in a pan.
Cook with lid slightly ajar on med. heat for 15 min. stirring occasionally & set aside.

Make: Ranch Dressing
(with slivered almonds)

Ranch DressingRanch Dressing

Pour the Ranch Dressing & the cooked celery with its remaining water in the Simply Rice.
Stir & set aside.

Preheat oven at 350º

Put in the bottom of a large casserole dish:

4 c fresh or frozen broccoli, thawed
1/4 t salt
1 T lemon or lime juice
& toss.

2/3 of the Cheese Sauce over the broccoli in the dish.

Then spoon the Simply Rice/Ranch Dressing mixture over the broccoli & smooth the mixture out with the back of a spoon.

Pour the other 1/3 Cheese Sauce on top.

Bake covered at 350º for 30 min.
Remove cover & then bake uncovered for 30 min. more.

or cool down & refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days
or freeze.