Creamy Broccoli And Rice Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings1
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Quick-cooking rice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Broccoli flowerets/10 ounce package frozen cut broccoli2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Chopped onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon
 All purpose flour1 Teaspoon
 Finely shredded lemon peel1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Milk1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
 Shredded process swiss cheese/Shredded process american cheese3 Ounce (3/4 Cup)
 Broken pecans2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 814 Calories from Fat 458

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g80.9%

Saturated Fat 10.2 g50.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 95.8 mg

Sodium 1435.6 mg59.8%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.7%

Dietary Fiber 6.2 g24.6%

Sugars 12.6 g

Protein 28 g57%

Vitamin A 93.7% Vitamin C 231.5%

Calcium 16% Iron 13.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 In a 1-quart casserole combine the rice and water.Place the fresh or frozen broccoli on the rice mixture.
2 If using fresh broccoli, cook, covered, on 100% power (high) for 4 to 6 minutes or till the rice is tender.
3 If using frozen broccoli, cook according to the broccoli package microwave directions.
4 For the cheese sauce, in a 2-cup measure, cook onion in butter or margarine, uncovered, on high for 1 to 2 minutes or till onion is tender.Stir in flour, lemon peel, and pepper. Add milk.
5 Cook, uncovered, on high for 1 to 2 minutes or till thickened and bubbly, stirring every 30 seconds.Stir in cheese till melted.
6 Drain the broccoli-rice mixture if necessary.
7 In the 1-quart casserole, stir together the broccoli-rice mixture and cheese sauce.Cook, uncovered, on high for 1 to 2 minutes or till heated through.

8 Sprinkle with broken pecans before serving.