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    • Pre-cook -- Votes: 20
    • Leave it raw -- Votes: 16
Broccoli poll user banned
25th Nov '12

I'm making cheesy chicken and rice casserole with broccoli in it tonight. Do I need to pre-cook.the.broccoli? If yes, how? It's frrsh. Tia

wigglewaddle 2 kids; Wichita, Kansas 2096 posts
25th Nov '12

I would boil it til its soft enough but not mushy if this makes sense.

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14276 posts
25th Nov '12
Quoting wigglewaddle:" I would boil it til its soft enough but not mushy if this makes sense."


I agree.

Nikkie Beee Due January 29; 2 kids; Victorville, California 3968 posts
25th Nov '12

When I cook a casserole with broccoli, I leave em raw. They usually get soft from the steam of the cooking casserole.

B♥Z 2 kids; Williamsport, Maryland 14245 posts
25th Nov '12

I would slightly boil/steam them. Not to the point where they are cooked, but just enough for them to get a head start before going into the oven.

Mummy-2-2-Monsters 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 8778 posts
25th Nov '12

I always leave them raw. They come out perfect every time. Well I like them a little soft and a little bit crunchy still.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
25th Nov '12

I would blanch it for about 30 seconds and then throw it in cold water to stop the cooking process. I've found that the water in frozen veggies can make a casarrole soggy.

user banned California 36390 posts
25th Nov '12
Quoting Devil Duckie:" I would blanch it for about 30 seconds and then throw it in cold water to stop the cooking process. I've found that the water in frozen veggies can make a casarrole soggy. "


It was fresh broccoli.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
25th Nov '12
Quoting Jude the Super k******r:" It was fresh broccoli."


How did I miss that?



Raw is fine.

user banned California 36390 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Devil Duckie:</b>" How did I miss that? Raw is fine. "</blockquote>




I already made it. I steamed it a little bit and it was very yummy.