Broccoli Rice Casserole




Broccoli Rice Casserole
Ingredients:
olive oil
two packages of mild Italian sausage
small bag of frozen broccoli florets
1 cup cooked buttered rice
8 oz of sliced Colby Jack
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic



Preparation:
Slice each sausage long ways and remove casing, in a medium skillet brown sausage, stirring to crumble. Drain. Place cooked sausage in a food processor and pulse to crumble further. Blanche broccoli approximately ten minutes and drain. In a 9" x 13" baking dish drizzle olive oil and press cooked rice in to dish to make the base of the casserole. Add a layer of cheese and then layer the cooked crumbled Italian sausage. Add another layer of cheese and then layer the partially cooked drained broccoli and season with salt, pepper, and garlic. Add additional cheese on top and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Enjoy!
-recipe by Trish Barton 
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