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Sunday, November 30, 2008
Broccoli Rice Casserole
I'm always looking for ways to use my left over rice. Casseroles is got to be one delicious dish with left over rice ;along with broccoli.I guess mentioned many times in my posts about broccoli's health benefits,I don't mind saying it again,its one the best anti-cancer foods ,good for over all health.I use broccoli more often than any other veggie,in omelets,in curries,flavorful rice ,breads and soups.Working on a dessert recipe with broccoli..any ideas?
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups cooked rice(left over rice will also do,I used some left over lentil rice,reason the hues of yellow in my casserole))
1 big clove garlic,chopped
1/2 a small onion,finely chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs like thyme or cilantro or parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper or 1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
1 cup Organic Whole Milk
1 1/2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth or water
1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoon water
1 slice whole bread slice,processed to crumbs for topping[or use 1/4 cup store bought bread crumbs] OR 1/2 a cup low fat cheese
Preheat Oven to 350F.
Heat oil in a saucepan and add the butter,when melted add the garlic and chopped onions.saute for a minute ,then add the broccoli and season with salt and pepper.Saute for 2 more minutes before adding the broth and milk,simmer until broccoli is tender about 8 minutes.Stir in cornstarch and simmer another 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat and combine the mixture with rice.Transfer in a baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes.Sprinkle with bread crumbs or cheese and bake for another 10 minutes until bubbly and lightly brown on the top.Serve warm .
Broccoli Rice Casserole is my entry Weekend Wokking ,November's ingredient is Broccoli,hosting WW this month is Wiffy of Noob cook