This is a serving of the Fat Free Vegan’s Creamy Vegan Broccoli and Rice Casserole, and it is a keeper! Great flavours, pretty to look at, and it contains all the stuff necessary to make it a complete meal should you want it to be.
I changed things up a bit – the most obvious difference being that I used white rice instead of brown. It’s pretty annoying, but the boyfriend simply cannot, will not tolerate or consume brown rice. If I’d put a little more thought into it, I would have realized that I’d need more liquid in the sauce for the casserole to retain its creamy title, as white rice always soaks up way more fluid than brown. I’ll make some adjustments next time… maybe an extra half cup? I also sauteed the onion, pepper, and celery in about a tablespoon of olive oil, which wasn’t part of the recipe – but I’m not aiming for fat-free.
I also think I might just skip the casserole step if we’re just having an ordinary meal. If I’m not taking it anywhere, and I’m not serving a crowd around a table, I’m cool with just serving it un-browned out the pan.
As a side dish, I can’t really think of anything this wouldn’t go with. Very recommended!