It's not just potluck anymore…

This is the broccoli rice casserole recipe we served at church last week.  The recipe has been perfected over the last 7 years of making it for our Wednesday night meals.  The original recipe for 6-8 servings can be found here  Broccoli Rice Casserole   A blog follower from a church in Rockwall, Texas requested the large quantity recipe to try for their Wednesday meal.  Enjoy!




Broccoli Rice Casserole

Serves 480. Makes 24 half size pans, 12x10x2 ½. Approx. 20 servings per pan.

Total ingredients needed:

168 cups cooked rice (about 27# uncooked long grain rice)

35# frozen chopped broccoli, boiled or steamed until hot but still crisp

15 cups raw chopped onions (or about 5# diced frozen onions)

10 cups raw chopped celery (or about 3 pkgs celery hearts)

1# butter (or more if needed) to sauté onions and celery, or use vegetable oil

7 50 oz cans cream of chicken soup

7 50 oz cans cream of mushroom soup

28# velveeta


Make cooked rice:  Use 9 cups of rice (about 4 ½ #) in each of 6 deep steamtable pans. Add 18 cups boiling water, 1 TBSP salt and 2 TBSP butter to each pan.  Cover with foil.  Bake at 350* convection for 45 minutes. 

Saute diced onions and chopped celery together in butter until tender.

Mix ingredients in 7 batches.  For each batch use 24 cups cooked rice, 5# cooked broccoli, approx. 2 cups cooked celery and onion mixture, 1 can (50 oz) cream of mushroom soup, 1 can (50 oz) cream of chicken soup, and 4# velveeta (melted in microwave or double boiler).  Divide the 7 batches evenly into 24 half size disposable steam table pans.

Bake immediately at 350* until hot and bubbly or cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. If cooking the next day, cook at 350* for approximately 2 hours, covered, stirring as needed about halfway through for even heating.  Uncover towards the end of cooking time to lightly brown the top.

Comments on: "Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe for 500" (2)

  1. Jill Randolph said:

    Thank you so much Karen! Cannot wait to try this soon!! I really appreciate you taking the time to help me 🙂


  2. In a medium saucepan combine frozen broccoli, uncooked rice, water, and salt. Bring to boiling, stirring frequently to break up frozen broccoli.


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