BROCCOLI, RICE, CHEESE & CHICKEN CASSEROLE

BROCCOLI, RICE, CHEESE & CHICKEN CASSEROLE

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup brown rice, uncooked
1 lb cooked skinless boneless chicken breasts, diced
2 cups fat free chicken broth
1-2 cubes chicken bouillon
16 oz frozen broccoli
8 oz frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
1 ½ cups fat free sour cream
1 cup fat free milk
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tbsp light butter (I used Brummel & Brown)
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1-Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large 9” x 13” baking dish with non-fat cooking spray or an olive oil mister.
2-Prepare rice according to package directions, but using the chicken broth instead of water, and adding in the bouillon with the broth.
3-Bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove. Blanche broccoli and mixed vegetables for just about 3 minutes. Drain and spread evenly into baking dish. Top with the cooked chicken. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion powder and paprika.
4-Top with ½ cup of the shredded cheese. Then top with the rice …