One of my best friends shared this recipe with me. My family loves it because it includes one of our favorite vegetables: broccoli. For potluck, it's a delicious and colorful way to use leftover ham. —Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook broccoli according to package directions; drain. Spoon rice into a 13x9-in. 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 blended; stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add ham.
Pour over rice and broccoli. Sprinkle with crumbs. Bake until heated through, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Soft Bread Crumbs
To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.