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Semi-Homemade Cooking with Knorr Selects

Post sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own.

MOM HACK #1- Semi-Homemade Cooking

Mom Hack #1 -Cook Semi- Homemade Use Knorrs White Cheddar Broccoli Rice RecipeI love taking care of my family, BUT there is one thing I don't like to do…COOK!  Now that is a bit of a dilemma because my family needs to eat right? Plus during this time of the year, I'm busy! Kids are back in school and their activities, so Mom Taxi is always on the run.  Getting ready for the holidays and all these fall birthdays we have coming up takes up my time too. I don't have the time to spend in the kitchen, so I pull out my MOM HACK #1!

My Mom Hack #1 is…. cook semi-homemade.  I'm not a total lazy cook, but I will combine fresh ingredients (mainly meat and veggies) with specially selected store-bought items. Cooking like this saves me a lot of time and headache plus the food is decent.  I grew up on meals out of the box, freezer or a can so when I became a mom I knew I didn't want to cook like that for my family. My favorite brand I like to cook with is Knorr Selects products that I get at my local Food Lion store. Knorr Selects are gluten-free and don’t contain artificial flavors or preservatives, so I know serving it as a side dish or create a one-dish meal is precisely how I like to cook.
Mom Hack #1 -Cook Semi- Homemade Use Knorrs White Cheddar Broccoli Rice Recipe


Knorr makes my semi-homemade cooking hack easily with all their product options; My family loves anything to do with chicken and cheese, so I'm going to cook up a Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole.  Plus this time of the year it is perfect for a hot steamy bowl of yummy goodness! Oh yeah throw in some fresh veggies, makes me feel good as a mom when I do that. Plus the family appreciates how good the food taste too. Get creative and think of ways you can incorporate these products into meals!

Mom Hack #1 -Cook Semi- Homemade Use Knorrs White Cheddar Broccoli Rice Recipe

Knorr Featured Products:

  • •Knorr® Selects Four Cheese Risotto
  • •Knorr® Selects Asiago Cheese & Cracked Black Pepper Rice
  • •Knorr® Selects Roasted Garlic Alfredo Rice
  • •Knorr® Selects White Cheddar Broccoli Rice
  • •Knorr® Selects Rustic Mexican Rice & Beans
  • •Knorr® Selects Spinach & Artichoke Rice

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

  • 1 cup Shredded 3-Cheeses
  • 1 cup Diced Cooked Chicken
  • 1 cup Broccoli Florets
  • 1 package Knorr Select White Cheddar and Broccoli Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water (what package calls for)
  • 1 cup 2% milk (what package calls for)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley to garnish (optional)
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8×8″ baking dish with nonstick spray.
  3. Dice up the chicken, get cheese and broccoli ready  Semi-Homemade Cooking with Knorr Selects #ad#DoMoreWithKnorr
  4. Pour the Knorr Selects White Cheddar Broccoli into the pan and add the water and milk, as the package directs. Semi-Homemade Cooking with Knorr Selects
  5. Add the chicken and broccoli and stir to combine. Semi-Homemade Cooking with Knorr Selects
  6. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until the top is set, rice and chicken is cooked and it appears golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and place back in the oven until gooey, about 5 minutes. Semi-Homemade Cooking with Knorr Selects
  8. Serve in a nice big bowl!  
  9. You can use LEFTOVER TURKEY TOO! 

While this meal is cooking, you can be helping the kids with their homework or enjoy a glass of wine while watching your favorite TV show.  I'm usually cleaning up after the dog or doing laundry, but that wine sure sounds good to me!


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Monday 23rd of December 2019

I'm trying this today and taking to a potluck. Going to sub some of the water for chicken broth and tripling the recipe. So glad I found this, I was looking everywhere for the oven temps to bake the rice. Thanks

Kristen from The Road to Domestication

Sunday 12th of November 2017

Hey, I LOVE doing semi-homemade stuff, and this looks like a winning combination! Thanks for the great idea!


Saturday 11th of November 2017

Knorr is my childhood. Always loved their products. :) I haven't tried these rice ones though - on the next supermarket buy, I'm grabbing some.

Carol Cassara

Friday 10th of November 2017

I love it! This definitely makes cooking dinner easier especially if you're in a hurry or if you don't have much time to cook! I had no idea knorr had this variety!

Rebecca Swenor

Tuesday 7th of November 2017

These Knorr Selects I have tried before and we love them. This recipe for the cheesy chicken broccoli rice casserole I will have to make for the family. The Spinach & Artichoke Rice is something we haven't tried yet but will have to try because it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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