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Make-Ahead Broccoli, Cheese & Rice
Make-Ahead Broccoli, Cheese & Rice

Make-Ahead Broccoli, Cheese & Rice

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Cook Minutes 30 Min
Prep : 30 Min
This recipe will look and taste like it came out of the oven, even though it's made ahead and microwaved.
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12 Servings
Original recipe yields 12 Servings
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6 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 can (10 fl oz/284 mL) 25%-less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups instant white rice, uncooked
1-1/2 cups Cheez Whiz Cheese Spread
1-1/2 Tbsp. butter
10 Ritz Crackers, crushed
2 Tbsp. Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
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Step 1
Bring broccoli and broth to boil in medium saucepan. Stir in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. Stir in Cheez Whiz. Let stand, covered, 5 min.; stir until Cheez Whiz is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Spoon into microwaveable serving bowl. Refrigerate up to 24 hours.
Step 2
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. Spoon into airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 24 hours.
Step 3
Cover broccoli mixture with waxed paper just before serving. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 min. or until heated through; stir. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Microwave, uncovered, 2 to 3 min. or until heated through.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Prepare as directed, using instant brown rice, Cheez Whiz Light Process Cheese Product, non-hydrogenated margarine, Ritz 30% Less Fat Crackers, and Kraft 100% Parmesan Light Grated Cheese.
Recipe can be prepared and served right away. No need to refrigerate first.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Total fat 7 g
11 %
Saturated fat 4 g
20 %
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 560 mg
23 %
Total carbohydrate 21 g
7 %
Dietary fibre 2 g
8 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A
15 %
Vitamin C
60 %
10 %
10 %
12 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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