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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Delight

A Comforting and Nutritious One-Pan Meal

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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Delight

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 40 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:185 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year

Description

This Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Delight combines the wholesome goodness of broccoli with the comforting texture of rice, all enveloped in a creamy, cheesy sauce. Perfect as a side dish or a main course, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Blend the broccoli stalk with 1 cup of water until smooth. Add another cup of water, making a total of 2 cups of green liquid to cook the rice.
  2. In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté the garlic until it becomes fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the rice and stir for around 3 minutes. Incorporate the chopped broccoli florets, the green liquid, and salt; bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer until the rice is tender, which should take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and drizzle lemon juice on top just before serving.

Notes

  • – You can substitute the cream of mushroom soup with cream of chicken or cream of broccoli soup for a different flavor.
    – For a healthier version, use brown rice and low-fat cheese.
    – Add cooked chicken or turkey to make it a more substantial meal.
Keywords:Cheesy broccoli rice, one-pan meal, comfort food, vegetarian recipe

Can I use frozen broccoli?

Yes, you can use frozen broccoli. Just make sure to thaw and drain it before adding to the recipe.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare the dish up to the baking step, refrigerate, and then bake when ready to serve.

What can I serve with this dish?

This dish pairs well with a simple green salad or roasted vegetables.

Can I make this dish vegan?

Yes, substitute the cream of mushroom soup with a vegan version, use vegan cheese, and replace butter with a plant-based alternative.

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