Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://kaitlininthekitchen.blogspot.com/2009/11/chicken-broccoli-rice-casserole.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Kaitlin Phillips
Good afternoon! Are most of you busy prepping for Thanksgiving on Thursday? Anyone out there daring enough to brave the crowds on Black Friday? I can feel the Holiday rush about to start. Let's talk about casserole's now. I'm not sure if I'd ever had a casserole before I moved to Texas. I really have no memory of my Mother ever making one, so these were pretty foreign to me when I moved here. When I started cooking, which also wasn't until I moved here, I loved to experiment in the kitchen. Throw a can of cream of something, some rice or noodles, some kind of protein, some cheese, and you have a meal. I know a lot of people turn their noses to casserole's, but to be honest, I fell in love with them. I guess you could say I have a soft spot in my heart for them because it's one of the first memories I have of something I started cooking on my own. I gave a broccoli rice casserole a shot 3 years ago or so, and it was horrible. I never used to be able to cook white rice, it was always sticky, or crunchy with a puddle of water still in the bottom. I wasn't great at cooking broccoli either. I know, just steam it, right? I just couldn't get it to all come together. My sister in-law inspired me to give it another try though, and I'm happy to say that this time, I got it right!! This was fabulous and I'm so happy that now I have another great go-to casserole. Do any of you have yummy casserole dishes to share? Please leave a link in the comment section, I'd love to see!