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Broccoli Rice Casserole

This is very easy to put together and very tasty!

The recipe is from allrecipes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place walnuts on small baking sheet, and bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in melted butter for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the rice, add the broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Place broccoli in a microwave-safe casserole dish, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover, and microwave until tender.
  4. Spoon rice onto a serving platter, and top with broccoli. Sprinkle walnuts and cheese on top.
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Spicy Rice

Here’s a version of Mexican rice which uses spices added right into the cooking pot.  Put all ingredients in there, bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat until done.  You can use white or brown rice.  I used brown, because this was the perfect chance to jazz up the brown rice I was trying to sneak into dinner.  My tip for perfectly cooked brown rice is to bring it to a boil, put a lid on it, turn the burner off, and leave the pot on the burner for 45 minutes or longer.  Do not peek and raise the lid.

You could easily add some ground beef, cooked chicken, or black beans to this rice to make a main dish out of it.  It’s super easy!  Enjoy!

Spicy Rice:

1 1/2 C. rice (brown or white)

3 C. broth or water

1 t. salt

1 t. cumin

2 t. chili powder

1 t. dried cilantro (or even better, mix in 1/4 C. fresh after the rice is cooked)

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