Thursday, April 29, 2010

Broccoli Cheese and Rice

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
2T flour
3 c milk
1t onion powder
1t garlic powder
1/2 black pepper
1/2 salt
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!
Hope your family likes it too!!!


redeemed diva said...

Always a clever mama who can get broccoli into her children's bellies

redeemed diva said...

Is your name really Sami Jo? All this time, I've known you as the Lady. Now I know. Love it!

the lady of the house said...

You silly girl :) I thought you knew my name... I'm not sure I know yours - so I just call you Diva :) Have a great day deary - <3, The lady

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh my goodness. One of my absolute favorites:) YUMMY!

Annikke said...

This sounds yum-i-licious! I love broccoli and rice - I will have to give this one a try!

5minutemom said...

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I hope these help. Devote yourself to prayer in this matter and God will turn your hearts where they need to be.

I'm here to help if you have a bazillion questions!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks for the nice note & for stopping by!

Shelley in SC said...

Mmmmmmm, this does sound good. Cheese makes everything better!!

Sherry said...

I have some leftover plain rice in the fridge right now - this is a great idea!



Sandra said...

That sounds delicious.

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