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Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish

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Ingredients

2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen cut broccoli
2 cups cooked rice
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
2 cups fresh bread crumbs (about 2-1/2 slices)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups milk
1-1/2 pounds fully cooked ham, cubed
Shredded Cheddar or Swiss cheese

Instructions

Cook broccoli according to package directions; drain. Spoon rice into a 13x9x 2-inch baking pan. Place broccoli over rice. Melt butter in a large skillet. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the bread crumbs and set aside. In remaining butter, saute onion until soft. Add flour, salt and pepper, stirring constantly until bubbly. Stir in milk and continue cooking until sauce thickens and bubbles. Continue cooking until sauce thickens and bubbles. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add ham and heat through. Pour over rice and broccoli. Sprinkle the crumbs over all. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; let set for 5 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

Charline McConoughey
Bettendorf



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