Make-Ahead Broccoli, Cheese & Rice
Recipe from VELVEETA®

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.

Make-Ahead Broccoli, Cheese & Rice

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Servings: 12
Serving size: 1/2  cup
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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  • 6   cups 
    fresh broccoli florets
  • 1  14 1/2 ounce can 
    fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2   cups 
    instant white rice, uncooked
  • 1/2  pound 
    VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons 
  • 10   
    RITZ Crackers, crushed
  • 2   tablespoons 
    KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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.
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.
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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SUBSTITUTE: Prepare using 2% Milk VELVEETA.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 150, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 20, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 17, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 3, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 1215, vit. C (mg) 18, sodium (mg) 430, calcium (mg) 202, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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