Broccoli & RiceA delicious broccoli and rice combination that makes a great side or add cooked chicken, turkey or ham for a complete meal-in-one.

1-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon dry minced onion flakes
2 cups uncooked instant rice
1 (16 oz) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 (10.5 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (10-3/4 oz) can cheddar cheese soup
1 cup French-fried onions, (optional)

1. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and onion to a boil. Stir in the rice; remove from the heat and let stand 5 minutes or until the water is absorbed.

2. Add the broccoli, cream of mushroom soup and cheddar cheese soup ; stir to blend.

3. Transfer mixture to a greased 11×7-inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with French-fried onions, (if using); bake an additional 5 minutes. Makes 8 servings.


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