My son doesn’t care much for casserole type dinners. This is one recipe he does happen to like. When I was growing up my dad would make this dish but he would use salmon and spinach in replacement of the chicken & broccoli used in this version. I still love the salmon & spinach version best (and I know how weird that sounds because usually fish and cheese don’t mix) but it was a staple in my house growing up. This casserole is so easy to switch up to anything your family loves. You can try it with ham & broccoli or mushrooms and chicken or even olives and taco meat. If you follow the basic rice/cheese/sour cream base the toppings can be unique every time you make it. The butter & herb flavored rice makes it ultra tasty no matter what you put on top. With only six inexpensive ingredients you can’t beat it.
Great Easy Casserole Recipe
1 pkg prepared butter & herb rice a roni or any cooked rice of your choice
1 cup cooked chopped chicken (canned, rotisserie or baked work great)
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups broccoli (cooked & chopped)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese
Grease an 8×8 glass dish or pie dish. Prepare rice according to package. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add parmesan cheese to rice and mix. Add sour cream to rice and mix. Put rice into the dish and press down firmly until well compacted. Sprinkle the broccoli over the entire dish. Add canned chicken to the top of the broccoli layer breaking it apart & covering evenly as you go. Sprinkle with all the cheddar cheese.
You can easily double this recipe to fit in a 13×9 pan with the same cooking temp & time.
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until the cheese is melted.
substitute the chicken for cooked canned salmon or fresh cooked salmon pieces
substitute the broccoli for 1 box frozen spinach (defrosted & drained)