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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

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We love broccoli in this house  (Shut up Todd!  You know you do!)  We also love rice!  When you throw both of them together and add cheese, well  . . .  we are in Cheesy Broccoli Rice heaven!  This is so easy and so quick to make!

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It goes together in very short order.  Your family will absolutely adore it.  What is it about the combination of broccoli and cheese that just has people begging for more??  I am not sure, but it's very popular!

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And in all honesty this is so simple to make, you won't mind putting it onto your supper menu fairly often.  I think I make it about once a week.  You can use brown rice if you wish, but do take into consideration that if you use brown rice the cook time will be quite a bit longer.  It is substantially healthier though with brown rice.

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I like to use a low fat cheddar also.  It works perfectly well in this.  Using a full head of broccoli ensures that the broccoli and rice ratio is about half and half, but nobody minds.

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The broccoli is cooked until crispy tender prior to stirring it into the cheese/rice mixture, and then served.  It stays a brilliant green and has a lovely consistency that goes well with the rice.  Altogether this makes a perfect side dish.

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It goes well with chicken or fish.  In fact I have been known to sit down and just sit down and eat a bowl of this all on it's own.  Know what I like best about it?  Besides the fact that it is super easy and super tasty???  I know exactly what is in it.  Nothing artificial.  Just plain good, natural ingredients.

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*Cheesy Broccoli Rice*
Serves 4 - 6
(Depending on appetites)

This is simple and delicious.  One of our favourites, and there are no artificial ingredients or cream soups used.  It goes together in a flash. 

1 TBS olive oil
210g long grain rice (1 cup)
500ml of chicken broth (2 cups)
1 medium head of broccoli, chopped
120g of grated strong white cheddar cheese (1 cup)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper 


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Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add the rice.  Cook, stirring constantly, until the rice begins to toast.  Add the chicken broth.  Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover tightly.   Cook for 15 - 20 minutes until the rice is tender.


While the rice is cooking cook the broccoli.  Place into a microwave safe bowl along with 2 TBS of water.  Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 minutes.  Remove and allow to stand for about a minute, then drain.
 
Stir the cheese, garlic powder and pepper into the cooked rice.  Stir in the cheese until it melted.  Stir in the cooked broccoli and then serve.

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If your family doesn't label this recipe as a winner/winner, I would be most surprised!

Bon Appetit!

6 comments:

  1. love the simplicity of this dish!

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    1. I am sure it would be very popular at home! Love you sis! xo

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    1. Mine too Monique! I could eat it for breakfast! xo

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  3. How can I save this on Pinterest

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    1. There is a pin button that shows up if you hover your mouse over any photo. Its in the upper left hand corner of each.

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