Today’s rice dish is a kid friendly dish that my 18 month old really enjoyed a lot. She loves broccoli and cheese, so this was a perfect dish for her to enjoy.
When my husband’s away traveling and when I have to cook for just me and the little one, I look for dishes that are both easy to make and kid friendly. Rice is cooked along with broccoli and cheese, then baked off in the oven to get the crispy crust.
I adapted the recipe from ‘Cook’s Illustrated‘. I used Jasmine rice, but any long grain rice can be used. I added a handful of green peas to the casserole because my daughter loves them too, but I think other veggies like peppers or zucchini can also be added to make this dish more wholesome and filling.