1 nice size head of broccoli, cooked just until tender and chopped into small pieces or 1 12 oz. bag of frozen broccoli florets, cooked a minute or two less than the package directions and drained well
5 Tbs. butter, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cups cooked rice
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cubed small
3/4 cup half and half or milk
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 sleeve of Ritz crackers, crushed
Mix together the rice, broccoli, onion and celery, cream of chicken soup, Velveeta cheese, milk, and seasonings. Pour into a 2 quart casserole that has been sprayed with nonstick baking spray. Sprinkle the top with cheddar cheese and then crushed Ritz crackers. Dot with the rest of the butter. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Don't let the top get too brown. It should be bubbly around the edges.
Recipe variation: You can add 2 cups chopped chicken and 1 cup milk or half and half instead of 3/4 to make this a main dish casserole and it is really good! You could also use some of your left over turkey!