Make-Ahead Broccoli, Cheese & Rice

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.

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Ingredient list

  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups instant white rice, uncooked
  • ½ lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1½ Tbsp. butter
  • 10 RITZ Crackers, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

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Recipe Tips

1

Bring broccoli and broth to boil in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. 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; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate up to 24 hours.

2

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 resealable plastic bag. Seal bag. Store at room temperature up to 24 hours.

3

Cover broccoli mixture with waxed paper. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 min. or until broccoli mixture is heated through; stir. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Microwave, uncovered, 2 to 3 min. or until heated through.

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