Broccoli-Rice Casserole




2 slices hearty white sandwich bread, torn into pieces

¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 garlic clove, minced


10 ounces chopped broccoli

3 cups cooked rice

cup onion chopped

½ cup celery chopped

½ cup butter

1 can mushroom soup

1 cup milk

8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated

teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt to taste


Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13- by 9-inch baking dish. Pulse bread, ¼ cup Parmesan, and melted butter in food processor until coarsely ground. Add garlic. Set aside.

Cook broccoli in either microwave or stovetop. Drain if necessary.

Sauté the onion and celery in butter.

In a casserole dish, combine the onion, celery, and butter with the remaining ingredients. Top with topping.

Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.