Prepare our Make-Ahead Rice, Broccoli and Cheese Recipe beforehand so it's ready to go when you are. Good for a whole 24 hours before an event, our Make-Ahead Rice, Broccoli and Cheese Recipe is the perfect side to knock out the day before an event. Just heat it up in the microwave and serve!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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
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Let's 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.
Serve this irresistible vegetable dish along with your favorite grilled lean meat, poultry or fish and fresh vegetables.
Prepare using 2% Milk VELVEETA.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 3/4 cup 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.