So, I have to admit we in the Farmer household are not healthy eaters 100% of the time. In fact, the Farmer and I both have a massive sweet tooth and definitely love some greasy french fries every once in awhile. We usually save most of our unhealthy eating habits for holiday meals. Because we all know how those can be. Especially when you're a vegetarian so all you eat are carbs! Well, and a few veggie dishes here and there. All this to say that I have a casserole for you. It's nice and healthy right up until I tell you to dump in a heap of Cheez Whiz. Yep, good old fashioned Cheez Whiz...or you can use Velveeta (which is not any better...and to be honest, if it's cheese and it's not refrigerated, that scares me a little).
Next time you're asked to bring a side dish, try this. It's easy. It's cheesy. And it's pretty darn good.
Broccoli Rice Casserole (doesn't the name sound healthy?)
What you need:
2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
15 oz. cooked broccoli, chopped (one frozen bag)
1 cup Cheez Whiz (or store brand which is what we did)
2 tbsp butter
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp garlic salt
Heat 1 tbsp of butter in sauce pan. Add rice, broccoli, garlic salt and cheese and stir until combined. Pour into 7x11 dish (2 qt dish). Heat remaining butter in sauce pan, add bread crumbs and toss until coated. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top of rice mixture. Heat oven and bake for 30 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown.