Do you have a slow cooker?
This is what mine looks like.
Slow cookers are handy little creatures where you throw food in, turn it on low or high, run out the door for a full day’s worth of lectures and meetings on campus, and then come home to a warm, cooked meal.
They’re pretty affordable. My mom got me mine for about $20-30 CAD at Walmart.
You can make all sorts of things in a slow cooker, including soup, chili, and this delicious rice casserole. Yum!
Broccoli and Cheese Rice Casserole
Makes 4-6 servings.
1 lb. chopped broccoli, fresh or frozen, thawed
1 small onion, diced
1/4 cup butter
1 cup minute rice, or 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
1/4 cup milk
1 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tsp. salt
1. In a pot of boiling water, cook broccoli for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside in a large bowl.
2. Saute onion in butter in medium saucepan until tender. Add to broccoli.
3. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Add to the broccoli and onion mixture. Pour into a greased slow cooker.
4. Cover the slow cooker. Cook on low 3-4 hours. Make sure you don’t remove the lid during cooking, as a lot of heat will escape!!
Source: adapted from the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook Collection