Brown Rice, Broccoli, Cheese and Walnut Surprise

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This recipe was born one night when I didn't have too much to do. I guess the only surprise about it is that it tastes so good!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 cup uncooked instant brown rice

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • 1 pound fresh broccoli florets

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
23g Fat
30g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 643mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 104mg 518%
Calcium 295mg 23%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 494mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.