Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Rice


This easy, low fat broccoli rice casserole may finally convince your kids that broccoli tastes good!

Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Rice
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 10 ounce package frozen chopped broccoli

  • 1 cup quick-cooking rice

  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar or Swiss cheese (4 ounces)


  1. In a medium saucepan combine frozen broccoli, uncooked rice, water, and salt. Bring to boiling, stirring frequently to break up frozen broccoli.

  2. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Return saucepan to burner. Over low heat, add cheese, stirring just until cheese is melted. If desired, serve in bowls and sprinkle with additional shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

132 Calories
4g Fat
16g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 1.1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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