This recipe takes plain brown rice to another level with broccoli florets, organic creamy broccoli soup, sharp cheddar cheese and fresh chives. It’s a modern twist on an old-fashioned casserole. Read on…
Side dishes are often afterthoughts. And, let’s face it; they can be kind of boring. Not this time! Sure, you’ll start with plain brown rice. But it’s taken to another level when combined with broccoli florets, organic creamy broccoli soup, sharp cheddar cheese and fresh chives. It’s a modern twist on an old-fashioned casserole. Plus, it’s so quick to fix when using precooked or leftover rice. No oven is required because this dish is designed for the microwave. You’ll boost your intake of non-starchy veggies and whole grains with each spoonful of this vegetarian bake.
- PREP: 5 minutes
- COOK: 5 minutes
- TOTAL: 10 minutes
- 5 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 lb Frozen Broccoli Florets
- 2 cups Organic Creamy Broccoli Soup
- 3/4 tsp Sea Salt
- 6 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
- 2 tbsp fresh chives
1 Stir together rice (use chilled leftovers or make 90-second brown rice), broccoli florets, broccoli soup (or creamy mushroom soup), and salt to taste.
2 Firmly and evenly pack into a deep 10-inch-round microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle with the cheese.
3 Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight, or until ready to serve.
4 Uncover and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, or until rice is hot, cheese is melted, and excess liquid is absorbed.
5 Sprinkle with chives, and serve.
6. Note: Microwave cooking times vary.
161 CALORIES PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 cup
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 2g|
|Dietary Fiber 3g|
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Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN
Jackie Newgent RDN, CDN, is a classically-trained chef, registered dietitian nutritionist, award-winning cookbook author, professional recipe developer, and media personality. She is author of several cookbooks, including The All‐Natural Diabetes Cookbook and Big Green Cookbook. She’s a healthy cooking instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education. Jackie is a former national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has made guest appearances on dozens of television news shows. She resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. @jackienewgent