RICE AND BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

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Ingredients

2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli
3 cups instant rice
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 1/4 cups water
1 (16 ounce) package processed American cheese, cubed
1 tablespoon butter
1 bunch celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1 sleeve buttery crackers crushed mixed with 1 Tbsp butter

Directions

Cook broccoli and rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, mix cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, and 1 1/4 cups water. Gradually stir in cheese until melted. Be careful that the cheese doesn’t burn.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook and stir celery and onion until soft.
In a large mixing bowl, combine broccoli, rice, soup and cheese mixture, celery and onion. Season with salt and pepper.
Pour mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, then take out, sprinkle buttery crumbs over top and return to oven for 15 – 20 more minutes until bubbly and lightly brown.

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