I call this cheesy chicken broccoli and rice casserole a one-pot-wonder! It’s hearty, delicious, easy and a crowd pleaser! What more do we want!
I have always been attracted towards the rice casseroles and was so keen to make my version, but something or the other always pushed it down the priority list! Finally, after the overload of broccoli, thanks to our recent trip to Ooty, I was determined to make this cheesy chicken broccoli and rice casserole as soon as I get back home! Yes, it did finally happen and I am now more awed than before after tasting it myself and am convinced why casserole dishes are so popular worldwide!
My cheesy chicken broccoli and rice casserole became an instant family favorite with even my somewhat choosy father-in-law getting hooked to it which was a real surprise. Casseroles are quite different from typical Indian dishes and are generally loaded with cheese which is why my hub was being the constant obstacle between me and my ever-wishing cheesy casserole the reason being too obvious – I love cheese and he doesn’t! Melting cheese is not a regular ingredient in Indian cooking which is why I wasn’t sure how it would be accepted in the family. But this rockstar did surprise me and became the show-stopper on our weekend lunch!