Layered Vegetable Loaf With Cream Sauce

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is pictured on the front of my Company's Coming Vegetables cookbook and it's something I've always wanted to try, but never gotten around to yet. It looks absolutely fabulous -- a 3-in-1 with layers of broccoli, red studded rice, and carrots topped with a rich creamy sauce. Looks very elegant on a platter surrounded by more cooked broccoli florets, carrot chunks, and pearl onions.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For first layer: Spoon-beat eggs in bowl. Measure broccoli after it has been cooked and finely chopped.
  2. Add to eggs along with remaining 3 ingredients. Mix well and pack into well-greased 8x4x2-1/2 inch (20x10x6 cm) pan.
  3. For second layer: Spoon-beat second amount of eggs in bowl. Mix in the next 5 ingredients and spread over broccoli layer.
  4. For third layer: Spoon-beat remaining eggs and mix in the next 4 ingredients. Spread over rice layer.
  5. Bake at 325F for about 1 hour or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  6. Invert on serving tray and unmold. Garnish with cooked broccoli florets, cooked carrot pieces, and pearl onions, if desired.
  7. For cream sauce: Melt butter in saucepan, then mix in flour, salt and pepper. Add milk and stir until sauce boils and thickens. Makes about one cup.
Most Helpful

I have been making this dish every Xmas for years. Everyone always loves it, even picky children. It's a great way to get vedges into the meal and has a lovely presentation. I highly recommend it. I like putting hollandaise sauce over it.

sunni4u December 24, 2010