The other night I was making dinner. Chicken Breasts were getting ready to be grilled and I was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted as a side dish. I had some rice left over from the night before and I didn't want plain rice. ick!
I decided it sounded good to have some form of Cheesy Rice. So I started making a roux like I would if I was starting to make homemade mac-n-cheese. Put in some milk and cheese. Microwaved some frozen broccoli and chopped it up real fine, then added my cooked brown rice.
4T of butter
3 c milk
1t onion powder
1t garlic powder
1/2 black pepper
2 1/2 c graded cheddar
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli
2 1/2 c rice
Start by getting broccoli ready by microwaving or steaming and chop finely and set aside.
Then put butter into bottom of pan ( I use my deep teflon pan - a pan I also use for making goulash type dishes)
add flour and on medium heat cook the flour - making sure to move it around with a whisk. Cook for about 4 good minutes. Add seasonings at this point.
Add milk and make sure to whisk briskly - mixture will thicken. Once it is thick to the point of coating the back of your spoon and leaves a line when you draw through it with your finger - you know it is thick enough.
Add cheese - mix thoroughly then add broccoli and rice. Make sure it is cooked down and not too runny before your serve (cooking on a medium heat).
Pauly kept taking bites and saying "yum yum mom!" FINALLY! He will eat something. I guess this is going to be a regular - for him anyways :) He even ate it for lunch the next day!