Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Broccoli rice casserole

Continuing in the yellow(ish) food theme, here is a broccoli casserole I tried a few weeks ago. I got the recipe from another food blog I follow, Budget Bytes. I was kind of extra inspired to make it after having another broccoli casserole at a friend's house for dinner a few nights before.

There are a few key difference in my friend's recipe and mine. Her's was very simple. I believe it was just steamed frozen broccoli, velveeta cheese and crushed up Ritz crackers. I know, I know, it doesn't sound very classy but sometimes Velveeta cheese is just called for and it really worked in that recipe. It was delicious and cheesy and I'm pretty sure everyone had second helpings.

This recipe has a few more ingredients in it. So I thought "Oh! If she can make a good casserole with velveeta cheese then surely this will be extra delicious!" And it was good. Not extra delicious, but it was good. I think it could've been cheesier and it almost seemed a little...bland. I think the lack of salt in the recipe is noticeable.

So maybe sometimes it pays to KISS (keep it simple stupid) and this may have been one of those instances. While the casserole I made was pretty ok, the casserole my friend made (which was infinitely simpler) was delicious and will probably be my go to recipe for cheesy broccoli goodness.

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