Don't you love it when you come home after a long day at the office to find a scrumptious dinner ready and waiting? With a few minutes of morning prep, you could arrive home from work to this comforting, cheesy, rich casserole loaded with chicken, rice and broccoli. This is an easy dump-it-in-the-crock-pot recipe perfect for weeknight dinners.
I like to use brown rice in this recipe because I think it holds up better than white rice to the long cooking time. You can substitute any rice you prefer; just realize that the rice may be a bit softer than usual after cooking for so long. You can also substitute other vegetables for the broccoli. Peas, spinach, asparagus or artichoke hearts would all be wonderful in this dish.