Green Rice (Broccoli, Cheese, and Rice Casserole)
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- Ready In:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 - 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 2 cups chopped broccoli
- 2⁄3 cup grated cheese
- 1⁄2 cup low-fat milk
- Saute onion in melted butter.
- Meanwhile, steam broccoli until tender; drain.
- Combine all ingredients and bake in covered casserole at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
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At the last minute I discovered I was out of brown rice, so substituted white rice. I loved the fact that it was a healthier version of broccoli rice casserole, and didn't rely on the typical creamed soups and Cheez Whiz. The only thing that prevented me from giving it a full five stars is that it was a little on the dry side for our taste. In the future I think I'll add flour to the sauteed onions and butter and make a white sauce with a little more milk, and then add the cheese to that to melt - so that it's a bit creamer. Overall, a very good recipe.
We found this recipe to be what we call a "Good Base" It needed some changes but overall was good. We found that 2C of broccoli was not enough a 14 oz bag ( frozen ) would have worked better for us ( when using frozen broccoli don't cook it first , let it cook during the baking ). 2/3C cheese was also not enough we are going to be adding 2C next time. Otherwise it was a great way to use up leftover brown rice. This recipe will be going into our family's dinner rotation :)
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