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Make-Ahead Broccoli, Cheese & Rice

Make-Ahead Broccoli, Cheese & Rice recipe
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Cheesy, creamy rice and broccoli get topped with buttery-tasting RITZ Crackers for a savory side you can make ahead of time so it's ready when you are.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
30 min
servings
total:
12 servings, 1/2 cup each
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What You Need

6
cups  fresh broccoli florets
1
can  (14-1/2 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
2
cups  instant white rice, uncooked
1/2
lb.  (8 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1-1/2
Tbsp.  butter
10
 RITZ Crackers, crushed
2
Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

BRING broccoli and broth to boil in medium saucepan. Stir in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. Stir in VELVEETA. Let stand, covered, 5 min. Stir until VELVEETA is completely melted. Spoon into microwaveable bowl. 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. Spoon into airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 24 hours.

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 Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare using 2% Milk VELVEETA.
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