Make-Ahead Broccoli, Cheese, & Rice


Bring broccoli and broth to boil on medium-high heat. Stir in rice;cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. Stir in velveeta;cover. Let stand 5 min. Stir until velveeta is completely melted. Spoon into microwaveable serving dish; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate up to 24 hours.

Meanwhile, melt butter in small skillet on medium heat. Add cracker crumbs; cook 2 to 3 min, or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Cool completely. Stir in parmesan cheese. Spoon into resealable plastic bag; seal bag and store at room temperature up to 24 hours.

Vent plastic wrap covering broccoli mixture by poking a few holes in top. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 min or until heated through;stir. Sprinkle with cracker crumb mixture. Microwave, uncovered, an additional 2 to 3 min. or until heated through.

Servings: 12 servings, 1/2 cup each
Time to Prepare: 10 minutes

Submitted By: Jennifer
Original Source: Kraft Food & Family

Great side dish or could be easily doubled to main meal. It can be made the night before a busy day!

Additional Comments:
Cristin - The boys ate this like there was a contest--quick to make & an easy way to combine starch and veg.

Kyle - Make sure you use MINUTE RICE! Otherwise the rice won't cook.....

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