Friday, August 13, 2010

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice

The Menu:
Cheesy Broccoli and Rice



The Original Recipe:
Such bad pictures latley?? Anyway, I found this on cassiecraves.blogspot. Yum! My kids loved it. I have one child who doesn't like cheese, but he ate it! A keeper for sure. It's a fantastically easy side dish.


Cheesy Broccoli and Rice


2 tablespoons butter

1 small onion, chopped

1 clove minced garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup quick-cooking white rice

1 cup chicken broth

1 10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup parmesan cheese



1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened and fragrant. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add salt and pepper to taste.



2. Stir in rice and cook until the edges begin to brown just slightly. Stir in broccoli and chicken broth. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.



3. Return saucepan to burner. Over low heat, add cheddar cheese, sour cream, and parmesan cheese, stirring just until cheese is melted. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.


The Way I Made It My Own:
I took out and added a couple of things. Yum!

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice


2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup quick-cooking brown rice
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 small crown of  fresh broccoli
1 carrot, peeled

1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened and fragrant. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add salt and pepper to taste.

2. Meanwhile, use hand chopper, or finely dice up broccoli and carrots, add to pan. Saute for a few minutes.

3 Stir in rice and cook until the edges begin to brown just slightly. Stir in chicken broth. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.

3. Return saucepan to burner. Over low heat, add cheddar cheese, stirring just until cheese is melted. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

I love that you added carrots to this! I'm going to do that next time...My oldest son loves carrots!