BAKED BROCCOLI CHEESY RICE

1
Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Another older recipe from my files. This is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables--the broccoli is swimming in creamy cheese sauce.
Recipe & photo: cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com
06-28-14

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt and a few cracks fresh black pepper
  • 2 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 c
    fresh parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 3 c
    cooked white or brown rice
  • 2-3 c
    cooked broccoli florets

How to Make BAKED BROCCOLI CHEESY RICE

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large saucepan melt the butter over low heat; add garlic and saute until fragrant. Whisk in flour and cook 3-4 minutes, whisking constantly. Slowly whisk in milk, mustard and season with salt and pepper, bring to a simmer 4 minutes, whisking occasionally. Add 2 cups of cheddar cheese and parmesan; stir until mostly melted; remove from heat.
  2. Stir in rice and broccoli florets, pour into a greased 9x13-inch casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 400ยบ oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly golden on top. Allow to set 5 minutes before serving.

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About BAKED BROCCOLI CHEESY RICE

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian




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