I got this recipe from My Kitchen Cafe http://www.melskitchencafe.com/ (I LOVE that website, by the way.) It was absolutely delicious, and tasted healthy and hearty. Greg and Hunter both loved it. I was so pleasantly surprised to see Hunter glady eating broccoli!
2 slices white bread
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
4 TB melted butter
1 garlic clove, minced
Use blender or food processor to make bread crumbs. Set aside.
2 lbs broccoli (about 3-4 medium heads) florets cut in 1 inch pieces, stalks diced
1 onion, chopped
2 TB butter
1 1/4 c rice
4 cups chicken broth
1 1/4 cup half and half
1 tsp salt
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (I didn't have this so I just used regular pepper)
Cook broccoli florets in a bowl, covered, in microwave for 2-3 min, or until bright green and tender (no need to add water). Set aside.
Melt butter in large pot. Cook stems and onion until soft- about 8-10 minutes. Add rice. Cook til translucent, about 1 min, stirring constantly. Add broth, half and half, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 20-25 min, until rice is tender. Add remaining ingredients.
Pour into a buttered 9x13 in pan. Sprinkl with bread crumbs. Cook in middle rack of preheate 400 oven. Cook for 15 min, until sauce is bubbly and top is golden brown. YUM!